As everyone probably knows, Amazon made a big stink recently with the launch of its ebook reader the Kindle (and the associated ebook store). I’m on a mailing list for authors who distribute on, and the Kindle set that normally very quiet mailing list on fire. Everyone seemed to have a very strong opinion. […]

Apple iPhone

I know everyone and her dog will be talking about this, but I have to admit that it’s the first announcement Apple has made that actually excites me. The iPhone is an entirely new design, with a wide touchscreen as opposed to buttons. It’s a phone, iPod and tiny computer that runs a version of […]

Net Neutrality 2

In last week’s Tech Watch, I talked about net neutrality – particularly the fear that some internet service providers might charge content providers extra to “guarantee” that their content is accessible. I didn’t mention the other boogeyman with respect to net neutrality – throttling. There is a concern is that ISPs will purposefully downgrade competing […]

In my secret life

New technologies are blurring the line between public and private discourse. In this episode I talk about the tension between too much information and the “pull” nature of the internet. The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch is a proud member of – if it’s tech, it’s here. Subscribe [?] to the feed using your podcatcher […]