Tag Archive for Computing / Tech

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…

Now We’ve Lost C’s Dennis Ritchie

It’s been a rough week to be a genius computing pioneer. Last week it was Steve Jobs, now Dennis Ritchie, of C and UNIX fame. (pic via BB) There was a long time during which I never went far without…