Monthly Archives: February 2012

What comes after the Post-PC?

I think at the dawn of PCs there was a company with a name like The People’s Computer Company. If not, it could have been the name of the whole industry. This is what all the heroes of the 80s … Continue reading

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Blogmark

Must remember to write a blog post about this. The tech industry has been absorbed by the ad industry, and vice versa. However, there is, imho, still room for a tech industry that is not merged with the ad industry. … Continue reading

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Another look at Dropbox

Big tech companies don’t trust users, small tech companies have no choice. This is why smaller companies, like Dropbox, tend to be forces against lock-in, and big tech companies try to lock users in. That’s why Dropbox is so useful … Continue reading

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Everything is scaffolding

I love it when software gets to the stage that the worldoutline is getting to. For the last year, while under development, it’s been a hot steamy mess. But I use my messes, and I have users, so every time … Continue reading

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Podcast with Adam Curry

I did a podcast with Adam Curry yesterday. Except for one glitchy Rebooting the News last year, this is the first podcast we’ve done together since 2005, the early days of podcasting. http://adam.curry.com/2012/02/24/wop120120224final.mp3 I know we need to get a … Continue reading

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Contraception vs the death penalty

I understand that the Catholic Church doesn’t want to pay for insurance for its employees that includes coverage for contraception, even though they are required to do so by law. I take them at their word that it’s a matter … Continue reading

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What news must do

I just read Mathew Ingram’s report on John Paton’s talk about the future of news. I agree with what Paton says, but with an important caveat. He doesn’t go far enough. The change he describes will not be at equilibrium. … Continue reading

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