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2014 — The Year of Technology Backlash?

This past year, we learned that just about every device we own can be, or already has been rooted by others, and just about anything we do on-line is being recorded and kept around for years. Our movements are recorded, and our (intentional or accidential) fellow travelers. And something as simple as visiting a website…

The Fundamental Remaking of Several Industries

@parislemon neatly summarized today’s news about H-P getting out of the PC business: HP To Apple: You Win. I hope he meant more than tablets, because the victory of the Apple model is much broader. Just a few days ago, Google caused a major earthquake with the announcement that it would acquire Motorola, one of…

The New New Open Stack

Seems there’s a new kid in town. The old kid was the Open Stack for identity and social media protocols, or as I sometimes referred to, the Open Pile. Today, Rackspace and a few other companies apparently announced a new Open Stack, which has nothing to do with the old one. Instead, it appears that…

Attending Big Data Workshop April 23, Mountain View, CA

The first time I heard of an “unconference” I was very sceptical. No program? No speakers? What kind of conference is that? Well, it’s the kind of conference in which you skip sitting in the audience falling asleep because the speakers drone on or the panelists are just trying to get you to buy their…

A Human Right To Connect On The Internet: Wow

Sounds like the Obama government is picking up the cause of what Nick and I called the Digital Deal. Amazing! This is powerful stuff, coming not from some fringe group but from the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Here are quotes from her speech today: Franklin Roosevelt … delivered his Four Freedoms speech in…