In those days, the telephone operators knew how much you deposited by the sounds of the different kinds of coins. So we recorded the sounds that were needed to make a 3 minute call to the USA from Paris. Then when the operator said (in French of course), deposit x number of Francs, we played back series of sounds.
There is an interesting review of Bill Gate’s pedictions from his book “The Road Ahead”. Bill Gates was never very good at seeing the technology future. Frankly, I was not impressed with his understanding of technology. And what I found scary was that he believed that he was a technology visionary. While I meet him …
Today, while my wife was having a tennis lesson, I waited for her in the car. During this time, I took another class on iTunes U on evolution via my iPad. When she came back, she noted how amazing it was that I could take a course along with actual Yale students. I agreed it was amazing. Then I began to think of my own youth and how I educated myself and how different it would be if I was seven years old now and had an iPad and access to the internet.
This post is about giving. I just found this site. It shows you where you stand with respect to the world population. The link above hopefully will encourage all of you that read this post to give more than you are comfortable with. We all have so much more than most of the people on the earth.
. Like many of you (now admit it), you check our own name on Google (or now Bing). I actually do one worse. I do a search on Google News to articles where my name is mentioned. Now this normally does not change much since I am not doing anything news worthy (capturing the recent swarm of bees does not count).
My wife has been feeling like she is a bit of a Facebook widow. She asked me to think about the things that she can do that Facebook cannot. So here is a list
While I do think Adobe has a number of issues in their customer interface, there willingness to hear about the issue and take corrective actions speaks well for that company.
Years ago (early 90s) when I recognized that broadband Internet would create a new medium, I also thought that much of the content would come from individuals but I did not really think about social networks. That is probably because I was such a nerd growing up that I never passed notes around my classroom.
I don’t know if I am still a capitalist at heart. I watched part of the Goldman Sachs hearing and my stomach turned. Not at what Goldman did but the self serving hypocritical people in our government that are suppose to serve us but mostly severing themselves
And I am pretty sure that some of the most powerful people in the world are 17 year old Russian cyberthugs drinking vodka and playing with our computers and available for hire.