I’m now in my 20th year of being a career Internet technologist. And, in the spirit of embracing change, I’m available for hire.
Last week Reddit went dark as mods reacted to the dismissal of a popular admin and a key conduit between mods and Reddit staffers.
Makers don’t only dream, they also learn, discover, invent, fabricate, and — often with great enthusiasm — share not only what they’ve built but what they’ve learned along the way.
Don’t look now but Twitter is having a crisis, struggling to discover its identity. Welcome, Twitter, to Middle School, where you’re not the coolest kid in homeroom anymore.
Your cable company, your phone company and your wireless phone company are arguing that Net Neutrality provisions would impact their investment in new broadband capacity (and investment in their companies on Wall Street, and presumably the American way of life). This argument is false on its face. More, it gets the cause and the effect reversed: it’s not service providers that create the impetus or demand for increased speed or capacity, but innovative new applications that do.
In 1990 I bought a Nintendo Power Glove. I wasn’t exactly Mattel’s target demographic: I was twenty-four years old, and I didn’t have a Nintendo game system. I bought the glove for one reason alone: to hack it, hook it up to a personal computer and control the machine by gesture, alone.