Monthly Archives: June 2014

Aereo made the wrong case

Aereo‘s main appeal in the first place was helping viewers get over-the-air TV. If they had restricted their business and legal cases to that, instead of this… Record & Stream Live TV Online with Aereo Cloud DVR Coming soon to 19 … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Business, infrastructure, Internet, Law | 8 Comments

A New Data Deal, starting today

There was a time when personal computer was an oxymoron: a contradiction in terms. That ended when personal computing got real in the ’80s. There was a time when personal networking, where every person has status, reach and power equal … Continue reading

Posted in Events, infrastructure, Internet, Personal clouds, Technology | 11 Comments

Why to avoid advertising as a business model

I just ran across this item below, which ran almost fourteen years ago in my original blog, and think it’s worth re-running today. The characters have all changed, but the issues have not. In fact they are more present and … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Business, Cluetrain, infrastructure, Internet, Personal, problems, Technology | 3 Comments

Weather vs. Flying

Here in the temperate zones, summer is beaches and picnics and biking and dinner on the deck outside. It is also thunderstorms and airport delays. Right now a line of thunderheads  is sliding northeastward across New Jersey. Here is how … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Geography, infrastructure, Research, Science, Technology, Travel, weather | Tagged | 2 Comments

Future copyright law to float or sink

Here is a list of copyright bills currently floating through Congress in the U.S.: Interesting reading. Hope I’m not violating any copyrights by copying and pasting it. 🙂

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Shooting a stand-still pano

I’ve been having fun shooting panos — panoramas — with my phone. While the one above isn’t especially artful, it does show off what can be done if you let the subject move while you stand still. In this one … Continue reading

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Reframing the news

…all experience is an arch wherethrough Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end… — Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Ulysses Here’s how dull that … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Journalism, News, Outlining, Technology | 5 Comments