Yearly Archives: 2013

Keeping up with the Tech: “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr

December 5, 2013 in Blog by admin  |  No Comments

Nicholas Carr’s “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” tackles one of the more important questions of the digital era: does our veracious consumption on the Internet come at the cost of our ability to read and think deeply?

While I have minor quibbles, overall I’m a big fan of the book; and apparently I’m not alone: “The Shallows” was nominated as a General Non-Fiction Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. If you have any interest in issues at the heart of the digital age, check this one out.

The Fate of Ma Bell

December 5, 2013 in Blog by admin  |  No Comments

Welcome to the next level of telecommunication. No, not phones as we traditionally know them. We should no longer be interested when the iPhone will be offered on a 4G network; whether the Android OS can compete with Apple’s iOS; or if the Windows Phone can muster any level of competition against these giants.

Instead, put your attention on Google Voice /Voicemail Transcripts or how Microsoft will assimilate Skype, because within these potentially revolutionary uses of the “free” VoIP protocols, the face (and fate) of ATT, Verizon, Sprint and the like will change forever.