Monthly Archives: July 2022

The Empire Strikes On

Twelve years ago, I posted The Data Bubble. It began, The tide turned today. Mark it: 31 July 2010. That’s when The Wall Street Journal published The Web’s Gold Mine: Your Secrets, subtitled A Journal investigation finds that one of the fastest-growing businesses on … Continue reading

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On windowseat photography

A visitor to aerial photos on my Flickr site asked me where one should sit on a passenger plane to shoot pictures like mine. This post expands on what I wrote back to him. Here’s the main thing: you want … Continue reading

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Remembering Craig Burton

I used to tell Craig Burton there was no proof that he could be killed, because he came so close, so many times. But now we have it. Cancer got him, a week ago today. He was sixty-seven. So here’s … Continue reading

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via Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Let’s start with what happened to TV. For decades, all TV signals were “over the air,” and free to be watched by anyone with a TV and an antenna. Then these things happened:  Community Antenna … Continue reading

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