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Apple vs Government vs Terrorists

There’s a couple of items that seem to be missing from the February 2016 debate on whether Apple should assist the FBI in hacking into the cell phone used by deceased criminal / terrorist murderers. Supposedly, this is a perfect case for avoiding most privacy issues. The bad evildoers are dead, so no privacy issues, [...]

Home Auto and Personal Survival Kit Preparation

Introduction I am not a “Doomsday Prepper.” While the list below seems long, most of it is stuff you likely have lying around anyway, just perhaps not well organized. Because friends and others have asked me for my list when this has come up in conversation, I’ve decided to just put it up here. This [...]

Windows 8 Review of Silverlight – Weak Choice

So you’re Microsoft. Windows 7 was fortunately usable as compared to some of the seriously flawed operating systems you put out just prior. But somehow the world has still changed. Macintosh is truly on a tear; likely due to users becoming more familiar with Apple in general via iPods, iPhones, iPads, etc. And sure, their [...]

Apple and Microsoft Can Both be Lousy – Just in their Own Ways

The fact that they both have their user hostile moments could be a reason why mass market consumer adoption may take much longer than it otherwise would for certain in home technologies. Sure, the penetration velocity of Smart Phones is stunning, especially as compared to other historical technologies. But where are we with the living [...]

Book Review: Why We Buy – Updated 2009 Edition

Worth Reading? Yes. Why? It’s been years since I’ve read the original. This book is a must read if you have anything to do with marketing products of any sort to just about anyone. Does that seem a bit strong of an endorsement? Perhaps. Underhill may have written this book primarily to offer up insights [...]

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