A system that is over-reliant on prediction through leverage, (like the banking system before the recent crisis), hence fragile to unforeseen “black swan” events, will eventually break into pieces. –Nassim Taleb I don’t read many business books anymore. For years I devoured them voraciously. But something happened to me as I began to realize that Continue Reading →
AT&T has ended its unlimited wireless data plan. Should you care? What does it mean? Does it make sense? All good questions, let’s try to sort it out. Note: If you are an existing AT&T customer with an unlimited data plan, this announcement will not have an impact on your phone bill — unless you Continue Reading →

iPad is All the Rage

Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Apple sold approximately 700,000 iPad’s this weekend. The response has been exuberant, with Wired calling it a “gorgeous, media browsing luxury.” While some critics have had mixed feelings, Apple has sold more iPad’s this weekend than it did when the iPhone debuted and took 74 days Continue Reading →
JUST BEFORE THE OPENING CEREMONIES of the Winter Olympics in Turin, Brian Williams spent a moment touting a remarkable technological achievement: NBC would broadcast its coverage of the games in HDTV. Williams went on to espouse the virtues of high-definition: 16×9 aspect ratio, richer, fuller colors–the whole sales pitch. I was very excited. After all, Continue Reading →