Mr. Greenjeans and the Laptop Bunnies

For those of us who remember the past, or when we had teeth, to learn about the latest good stuff you had merely to turn on Captain Kangaroo in the morning.  Mr. Greenjeans was the family farmer who would daily bring warm and fuzzy creatures that we would want to adopt for some coin, an idea that was later replicated …

I Can’t Eat an iPad!

It was Dudley, trying to do right. It didn’t work. A few years ago, William Dudley, the president of the New York Fed, attempted to give a street corner education to a crowd in Queens, New York on the cost of living. As the Wall Street Journal reported, ‘The crowd wanted to know why they were paying so much for …

Eating your own young in IT

Once upon a time, the titan Cronos received a prophecy that just ate him up. It seems that it was foretold that his children would someday take his throne and his powers. Concerned about this loss of power and market share, he literally ate them up, all except for one who got away, a kid named Zeus, who survived to, …

Everybody Lies!

One Pinocchio Our devices have always listened to us, but in the past, they were a bit hard of hearing. Indeed, they were downright deaf and dumb. Being deaf, you had to poke, prod, push, or otherwise kick them around before they would do anything. But they got more attentive as time went on, and they eventually began to respond …

Tap Dance

Tap vs. Con Water The best things in life are free, and logically you should never need to be reminded that they are the best things if they have no advertising budget to remind us how great they are. But we do need reminding, and often, for it not, someone will come along, repackage all that free stuff, and sell …

Model IT

Microsoft Tips the Scales  If the maker of your car, pc, or TV told you that future models could only be rented, not owned, you would read them the riot act, and then after a pause, actually riot.  The rent or buy option is a good one to have, provide you have a choice. If the choice is withheld from …

Cloudy Dawg!

The business model for your IT provider is here, and it’s a la cart, and it’s as simple as your local hot dog cart. You’ve got to hand it to the consumer marketplace as your internet, entertainment, are as easy to access as hot dog street vendor.  For IT services, productivity, security, and communications services and more are now all …

Good Clouds and Storm Clouds

Good clouds can make your day. They hover over you, make shade, and then they move on, followed by another cloud and perhaps even better shade. Storm clouds however are a different thing, and lock you down in your car or home while you wait it out, costing you time and money. In technology, clouds do similar things, and have …

Send in the Clones

Everyone should have a clone, and everyone would, if they weren’t so complicated. Their uses are abundant. With a clone of you in your closet or in the freezer, you can have a ready source of spare body parts, and a ready spare should a piano fall on your head.  But clones are difficult to make, hard to upkeep, and …

The Ides of Watch

Julius Caesar should have known his time was about up, as a seer warned him, but he didn’t listen, and perhaps he didn’t rightfully care. Back in Caesar’s time, it was hard to tell time, and harder even to tell when it was time. Not heeding warnings, you could end up your day in the company of a bunch of …