The Downside of the Startup Failure Craze
December 04, 2012
Silicon Valley's celebration of failure has gotten way out of hand.
Reddit Risks Upvoting Itself Into Political Obsolescence
November 21, 2012
A congresswoman turned to Reddit for ideas. The loudmouth site suddenly went quiet.
The End of .Com Hegemony and the Coming URL Gold Rush
November 11, 2012
The internet is expanding! Here's who's trying to cash in.
Obama Doesn’t Need Tech Wizardry to Fix Voting
November 08, 2012
There's nothing magic to cutting down lines at the polls. Obama--and Congress--just need to deal with the basics.
John Cougar Mellencamp says the music industry is dying, and that file-sharers are to blame. He's wrong on both counts.
A management putsch at Apple is yet another chance to say the company is coming down to Earth. It's a bit more complicated than that.
Apple's employees aren't big political givers--maybe because of a legacy Steve Jobs left.
Michael Saylor, The Id of Web 2.0
October 26, 2012
On a recent Friday morning, Michael Saylor appeared before a think-tank audience to cheerfully predict the end of the world. Newspapers and televisions? Obsolete in a smartphone-enhanced future. Banks and wallets? Ditto. Textbooks? About to “dematerialize.” Also doomed: Algebra teachers. "We need to eliminate every one of those algebra teacher jobs," Saylor said, waving his iPhone like a wand. "Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher.
The Most Important Tech Issue Nobody’s Talking About
October 24, 2012
Software patents aren't great debate fodder. But you'd think the candidates would at least recognize their importance when talking to nerds.
Can You Really Watch a Debate and Tweet It at the Same Time?
October 22, 2012
Are journalists really paying attention to what candidates say, or are they too distracted? The neuroscience behind media multi-tasking.