A battle is building. In this case it's Goliath vs. Goliath. The United States government is demanding that Facebook and Google reveal the identities of all people and organizations that bought political ads during the 2016 election in an effort to tease out just who acted on behalf of the Kremlin in Russia's attempt to … Continue reading Facebook and Google Political Ads Should Be Regulated Like All Other Types of Political Advertising
In today's environment of echo chambers, fake news, and confirmation bias, we seem to be heading down a path to voluntary ignorance. Where the end of that path leads, no one knows. However, we know enough to say that that place resembles hell more than heaven. The original promise of the Internet was to unite … Continue reading Why You Should Donate to Wikipedia
I can remember it clearly, probably because it was repeated so many times. "Tony, stop watching TV and go outside and play." I would look up in a zombie gaze and squint my eyes at the bright light coming through the window. I would reluctantly click off the TV. Open the door. Go outside. Our … Continue reading Should I Give my 18-Month-Old Son the iPad?
The big news came out yesterday and all I can say is: finally! Maybe Steve Jobs' ghost came back to flutter around 1 Infinite Loop. Or, even less likely, maybe Tim Cook read my rant about the shitty design of the iPhone 7. Maybe investors were just getting fed up with the training wheels and … Continue reading iPhone X Review
If you haven't been paying attention lately, Amazon is eating the world. They are pushing into new physical areas with the acquisition of Whole Foods. They are rolling out immediate delivery services like Amazon Prime Now. They will soon be launching their own lines of food products. Bezos's dream of creating the everything store … Continue reading Zero-Click Buying: The Future of Ecommerce