While there is much kvetching and hand-wringing of late regarding impending demise of the dead-tree business (sic) that is the newspaper industry, there is another dead-tree business that is descending quickly toward irrelevance:Â The Yellow Pages. Every year, beginning around this time, trucks shunt around cities and visit every household in North America, and indeed […]Read more "The Yellow Pages: Adapt or die?"
This one’s for Jeff (Pulver). -Ian. —— http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cidR8&ncidR8&e=2&u=/ap/ 20030819/ap_on_hi_te/blackout_ham_radio Ham Radios Came to Rescue in Blackout Tue Aug 19, 1:14 PM ET By STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. – When technology failed on a massive scale last week, some old-fashioned broadcasting stepped into the breach as ham radio operators took to the airwaves […]Read more "HAM Radio Survives Blackout.."
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/12/technology/circuits/12wifi.html?8ict December 12, 2002 The Wi-Fi Boom By ADAM BAER ON a brisk autumn day in Portland, Ore., Paul van Veen was soaking up some sun as he logged on to the Internet – from a spot in bustling Pioneer Courthouse Square. Mr. van Veen was looking for a job, and he was surfing the […]Read more "NYTimes: The Wi-Fi Boom…"
George W. Bush should be glad that CNN and CNBC are being plastered with aerial shots of crime scenes from the random killings in and around DC. Before the Washington Sniper started popping suburbanites, America was just starting to get down to a serious discussion of America’s exceedingly disproportionate distribution of wealth, specifically as exhibited […]Read more "Widening Inequality and the Envy Politic"
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&ncid12&e&u=/nm/ 20020928/wr_nm/column_pluggedin_dc&sidâ€¢573503 Consumers See Deals in Internet Calling Sat Sep 28, 3:44 PM ET By Eric Auchard NEW YORK (Reuters) – Telephone calling via the Internet has come a long way from the days fives year ago of crackling walkie-talkie conversations, and U.S. consumers now have a range of choices that trade higher quality for […]Read more "Internet Telephony Taking Off?"
Last night I sat down to pen something extremely sensitive and whimsical about the whole 9/11 experience, but then I figured that you are all experiencing a glut of sensitivity and whimsy. I was stuck inside for the last four days with some sort of obnoxious sinus thing, and as a result I spent at […]Read more "Politically Incorrect Thoughts About 9/11"
…it’s an excellent read. Recall that I posted the first in the series last week. Here are the others: Part I: MicroStrategy’s CEO Sped to the Brink http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2889-2002Jan5.html Part II: At the Height of a Joy Ride, MicroStrategy Dives http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6157-2002Jan6.html Part III: Once Defiant, MicroStrategy Chief Contritely Faces SEC http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11212-2002Jan7.html Part IV: ‘Maybe an Older, […]Read more "Microstrategy Piece in Washington Post.."