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U.S. Companies Lobbying Against Europe’s Privacy Proposals

European regulators are trying to pass legislation that would more stringently protect the privacy of citizens by restricting what companies can do with data.  According to this New York Times article, companies from Silicon Valley (and perhaps other US companies) are trying to block the legislation – as it goes much further than U.S. government Continue Reading

It’s All How You Look At Things


Apple just announced its recent quarterly numbers, which, as expected, made big news. The San Francisco Business Times ran this headline: Apple Inc. sales of $54 billion and profit of $13 billion both break records The Silicon Valley Business Journal ran this headline: Apple’s flat earnings beat Street, but outlook drops stock The numbers behind Continue Reading

Will a currently living person live to 300 years?

I hope I can do this when I'm his age. Wait... I never could do that!

Apparently the futurists at Cisco think that somebody who is currently living will live to the ripe old age of 300.  That would *start* to approach the ages that the old testiment described for Noah, Methusela and others.  (Before the days of toxic polution and other threats to longevity.) These guys have some other interesting Continue Reading

Your iPhone3 can behave like iPhone 5

I hope people buy the new iPhone instead of upgrading!

I recently wrote a column about how users can upgrade their older iPhones so they behave a lot like the newer iPhones, including how to do it and what to watch out for — you know, the issues that can bite you in the backside if you’re not careful. So – bring your iPhone up-to-date Continue Reading

Starting 2013 Fresh


I’ve had the domain name “” reserved since 2006 with a number of ideas on what to do with it – but other priorities kept them from happening.  After 7 years, it’s about time I got off the starting line. More coming soon.  (And I mean that.) David