Tag Archive for Computing / Tech

The Newest Manufacturing Revolution

Absolutely wonderful little column from The Economist via Mr. Jeffrey Tucker. It starts out good, there’s s nice comment about the fetish of manufacturing, and the hits a slam dunk with the final two paragraphs. Manufacturing: The third industrial revolution…

To Be A “Lifelong Pigeon Fancier”

Fascinating, and fun, story. (pic via WSJ) But I do hope never to be known as a “lifelong pigeon fancier.” Pigeon Defeats U.K. Code Breakers – WSJ.com: LONDON—Britain’s world-renowned code-cracking intelligence experts have admitted they’ve met their match—in a dead…

Thoughts On Flame, Iran, and Responsibility

1. If the U.S. government was behind the Flame and/or Stuxnet malware that appears to have intentionally targeted Iran, isn’t that an overt act of war? If we discovered another country’s government did this to the U.S., would we consider…

How A Dentist’s BMW Is Like OLPC

If we were to survey the driveways of 1000 U.S. dentists, we would likely find a great number of them have BMWs, Audis, MBs, Jaguars, etc. Would it make sense to enact a policy giving BMWs, Jaguars, Audis, etc. to…

Quick Review: Clear for iOS, The Art of ToDo

Every once in a while a product comes along that just seems perfect in terms of both form and function. Usually it’s something physical, an object. Once in a while it’s a piece of software (or even a beautiful algorithm).…

iPhone Business Bigger Than All of Microsoft?!

This is kind of mind-blowing (via MG Siegler). Especially when you consider that five years ago the iPhone didn’t even exist. [  Check out this slick infographic of the iPhone’s evolution ] parislemon • Size Matters: It looks like Apple’s…

WiFi vs 3G/4G – The Numbers

Interesting. The Wireless Equivalent of Fracking – WSJ.com: The latest data from Millennial Media shows that, in November, unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum accounted for 39% of data delivered to mobile devices, up from 32% two months earlier. Not only is Wi-Fi…