Monthly Archives: August 2008

Analogies for Apple

I think I’ve lamented my frustration with the Apple business model here before. Today, another company struck me as so similar to Apple in those frustrating ways: IKEA. If you’ve ever bought furniture at IKEA, you’re familiar with their business … Continue reading

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Email overload

Another article today lamenting the life that email hath wrought. I have been seeing more and more articles like this, from TechCrunch to mainstream media to random regional newspapers. My only comment? The past week and a half has been … Continue reading

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More on social networking security (or lackthereof)

No time to blog this carefully as I’m off to a week of camp in Connecticut (no phone? no internets? kids? fun? sign me up!) but TechCrunch has some news on the continued phishing of Facebook accounts.

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Apple’s nod to the rich and famous

This iPhone application just stuns me. Can’t decide whether to think of Tulips, laugh at the practical joke or question Apple’s sanity in approving this application. I do find all the sudden frustration with Apple for approving this application amusing … Continue reading

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“Clear”-ly bad security

A week ago a laptop went missing with identifying information of 33,000 travelers registered in the “Clear” program. Today, it was found. A quick scan of the google news search on this topic reveals headlines announcing “missing laptop found” – … Continue reading

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It’s the infrastructure, stupid.

Same old z-theory being proven (or at least interesting and relevant) left and right today over at Techdirt, and RConversation. Rebecca MacKinnon makes an interesting critique of Silicon Valley, suggesting that hubris and self-centric attitudes are the norm, and that … Continue reading

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Comcast, Apple, and broadband, oh my!

Too many things to process this week, but these two have not gone unnoticed: (1) The Comcast lawsuit prompted this editorial in the NYT by Tim Wu, which prompted commentary from TLF. Susan Crawford also had interesting things to say … Continue reading

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