Why haven’t the green revolution, the government, or the free market been able to control electricity consumption? The answer is the power hungry device that you’re reading this post on. Find out what you can do to save money and save the world. Resources: Statistics and projections on Energy use, by the US government. Compact … Continue reading Electricity and Computers
Information wants to be free? No, but if you can’t own something it’s hard to sell it. A follow-up to the last podcast about DRM. The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch is a proud member of Techpodcasts.com – if it’s tech, it’s here. Subscribe [?] to the feed using your podcatcher of choice; see the links … Continue reading Bits is bits
Who wouldn’t want free wifi? References and resources: WiMAX EVDO FON The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch is a proud member of Techpodcasts.com – if it’s tech, it’s here. Subscribe to the feed using your podcatcher of choice; see the links in the sidebar.
Business 2.0 has a cute future history of Google, with four potential scenarios that could come to pass for the advertising/search giant, titled Google is the Media, Google is the Internet, Google is Dead and Google is God. Of all the possibilities, I think “Google is the Internet” is the least likely, and “Google is … Continue reading The Google Future
The internet is becoming more inter(active). But at what cost? Links I mention (thanks to commandN for some of these): flickr 37signals imagecrop.com meebo thinkfree zoho writely Read about how some ISPs are blocking to whom you can send email. The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch is a proud member of Techpodcasts.com – if it’s tech, … Continue reading web 2.0
So you want to know how to get Tech Watch and other audio files delivered automatically? Look no further. If you want to listen to programs online, rather than by downloading them to your computer, try using services like Odeo or Podnova. These services require that you sign up with a username and password, but … Continue reading Subscribe? What’s that?
As products to make our lives easier get more complex, customer service becomes more important than any other aspect of the technology experience. From good information on the packaging to a decent corporate website, to the folks on the front lines of the call centres, the quality of service is becoming more important than the … Continue reading The key to good technology – it’s people!
The Open Source and Anti-Globalization Movements: A Comparison There are two grassroots groups getting headlines and causing consternation among CEOs and government leaders these days – the Open Source technology movement and the anti-globalization movement. They seem to be very different groups, but lately I have begun to wonder if they influence each other, or … Continue reading Slashdot and the Street
It’s not news that some schools are experimenting with outfitting their students with RFID badges for helping confirm attendance (so they claim). And, it’s not news that some folks, including some parents of the affected students, find this objectionable. It is news that in the face of this controversy, the corporation supplying the RFID badges … Continue reading Forcing Corporate (Re)Action