Category: well done

Richard Holbrooke Remembered

Richard Holbrooke was a liberal, a diplomat, and a tough negotiator. He died this past Monday. Foreign Policy a day later produced these remembrances of the Man. Even more telling is the gap. Who will takeover another of the thankless…

Web UI Virtuosos: The NYTimes

In January of 2011, the NYTimes has announced that its online site will go on the dime. Users will have to pay again for reading pages on the website. This is not the first foray into charging –  for a…

Enabling Web Encryption Easily

One of the major security problems is that data on the web often runs naked. This is due to two reasons – 1)the HTTPS protocol can be more difficult and costly to implement and 2)there is a notable performance hit…

Are PC’s in Danger of Becoming Redundant ?

Progress on smartphones and tablets which are touch and gesture enabled are moving so rapidly that laptops and PCs are in danger of becoming redundant. Well if not redundant, consigned to specialized development tasks. What has happened is that woefully…

The New Bloomberg Businessweek

When Bloomberg bought Business Week, this reader had some doubts – why did Bloomberg want to get on the Sinking Titanic- Printed Media? Readership continues to drift downward for all print media not just newspapers, although they are leading the…

Limits to Growth: Back on the Table?

The April issue of Scientific American is crammed with good articles this month. There are the 8 Wonders of the Solar System and a superior article on how the many deep problems of psychology and psychiatry can now be traced…

Jane’s Walk 2010

Jane’s Walk is one of those best-ideas-since-Peanut-Butter events. Very simply people go for a walk on the weekend of May 1-2  in 25 cities in the US or 35 cities in Canada or 2 cities [so far] in Europe. Yes,…

Must See Political TV

Forget the MSNBC commercial at the beginning, here is President Obama speaking with the House Republicans for 1 very full hour. This is must see TV. The discussion is pointed, frank but polite – none of the Fox News Fair-and-Balanced…

CES 2010 Nugget: Sierra Wireless/Sprint Overdrive

CES 2010 – the Consumer Electronics Show which has replaced COMDEX [R.I.P.] as the Las Vegas  IT place to be for the electronic gadget Hosers Test. It is so big, well attended by the suppliers plus reviewers, and there is…