Are We Failing Families At The End Of Life? A graphic op-ed on the weight of end-of-life care on loved ones. This piece hit me hard, as I’m reminded of what we went through caring for my terminally-ill father in the last year of his life. We did get support, but we had to push …Continue reading "Are We Failing Families At The End Of Life?"
The Age Of Cooptation: The High Cost Of Doing Business In Xi’s China A former Apple executive—and China bull—writes about the dark days ahead for multinationals in the People’s Republic, and tells a revealing story about how Huawei developed its facial recognition technology. A potted history of how China’s relationship with international business has changed …Continue reading "“Do what the government wants or get out”"
Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads Brian Krebs: A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher’s ads with so much bot and …Continue reading "That’s a nice ad-supported website ya got there…"
The end of an era—CD Baby are closing down their online retail store later this year, to focus on distribution, monetisation and promotion services. I’m guessing that Bandcamp contributed to the dip in revenue over the last few years.Continue reading
How the BBC’s Netflix-killing plan was snuffed by myopic regulation Insiders reveal just how close the BBC came to launching a credible Netflix competitor—only to have the door slammed in its face. Sadly, I’m not surprised. Another UK tradition upheld.Continue reading
The Northern Ireland Secretary of State league Peter Donaghy, writing at Slugger O’Toole, runs through all the post-holders ranked in ascending order of how well they handled the brief. No surprise, Mo Mowlam gets full marks.Continue reading
Pushy algorithms Wendy Grossman discusses the return of ‘age verification’, a poorly-though-out idea whose time, it seems, has come again. One consequence of the last three and a half years of British politics, which saw everything sucked into the Bermuda Triangle of Brexit debates, is that things that appeared to have fallen off the back …Continue reading "“Think Of The Children!”, 2020 Edition"
I’ve been using the Read Later feature of Reeder 4 for a couple of weeks now, and I’m finding it a big improvement over Safari’s Reading List. The biggest is that it’s under my nose, as I have Reeder open on one or other of my devices most of the day. The next biggest plus …Continue reading "RSS Reading Hacks"
We need more editors Part of the reason we are in the state we are in is because we have been too dependent on technology to manage information. We have stopped investing in core human skills built up over centuries to ensure the quality and integrity of information.Continue reading
Declutter Your Inbox. Subscribe to Email Newsletters Straight Into Inoreader This could prove very useful! Another reason why I’ve no hesitation in recommending Inoreader.Continue reading