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Quartz.com gives five ways to save TV

The current TV model is a ticking time bomb. Aside from the fact that content providers seem intent on trampling the golden goose with triple-digit price increases, Millennials increasingly view linear broadcast TV as something for…

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5 “nopes” for the 2014 CES

Yesterday, I listed my 5 hopes for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Today I’d like to talk about my 5 “nopes” — the things that I dread seeing, and wish that the manufacturers would just stop talking…


Someone INVENTED it: modern nails

In this case we don’t know who it was… but good-old nails were invented by someone in the 1860s. It wasn’t really the nail itself that was invented but the machine to make them. You see,…



Have the people at Sprint gone utterly MAD?

It’s official, I have no idea what is going on in their heads. I’ll admit to having been critical of Sprint over the years. As a long-distance company, they were all right, but it’s been…


Someone INVENTED it: Ballpoint Pen

There are few things more ubiquitous than the ballpoint pen. They have almost no cash value, selling in packs of ten for under $2 but stolen by the millions from workplaces or given away as promotional…


5 hopes for the 2014 CES

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is about a week away and it’s time to publish my list of five “hopes” for this year’s show. This will be my sixth CES as an attendee, and the first…


One last look back at 2013

Ah, December 31. The only day of the year that we even remember that “auld” is a word. So full of hope for the future, so full of wistful remembrance of the past. We’ve talked about…


Someone INVENTED it: The Paper Clip

The Paper Clip. How many have you used in your lifetime? How many have given their lives as a source of your amusement? They seem more like part of the natural environment than an invention. Yet,…