Sustainabile Shopping

One challenge of late, being the progressive I am, has been finding the right blend of cost and “quality”. Quality is getting special emphasis here as I am adding to the generally understood usage. Besides adhering (or exceeding) our expectations for longevity, accomplishing the product’s purpose, and such, I also add quality of life. Meaning, Read More …

Palm and Apple: Comparing Relationships

Infoworld has a nice article about the differences between Apple and Palm’s hacker communities. Palm was able to post a polite request to not hack tethering for the Pre…and they responded in the way Palm needed/wanted. The writer opines that “Palm’s hands-off approach may be a reaction to the frenzy and enthusiasm surrounding attempts to Read More …

The Iranian Election, Twitter, and Popular Movements

I’ve spent part of the morning following the Twitter dialog (Twitterlog?) about the Iranian elections and the ensuing protests (I’m following two threads: #Iranelection and #Tehran. Even with the media black-out, these postings are coming with amazing speed. It, literally, is impossible to keep up. Hundreds of posts per minute, perhaps thousands. With this, certainly, Read More …

Web 2.0 or Me vs. We

One of my chums posted a very thoughtful piece about the Web 2.0 and how it is resulting in more ego-centrism (give the Angry African a read here). Thoughtful thoughts should beget thoughtful thoughts, don’t you think? Well, here are mine (for what they’re worth…money back if not delighted). One great danger of Web 2.0 Read More …

Grief

Reading stories like this one, always sadden me. (quick summary: a toddler dies suddenly due to a respiratory infection) Nothing is more painful to me than lives cut short. Especially children. Another element, though, comes as a reminder. The great phrase, “there but for the grace of God go I” resonates now. I look at Read More …