An Operating System for Your Personal Cloud

Everyone has a cloud strategy these days. Of course, when you hear about clouds, you hear questions like “Are we talking about IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS?” This assumes an enterprise-centric view of clouds that is belied by what Robert Scoble calls the …

Place-Based Networks

Here’s a thought-provoking piece on place-based networks from Gideon Rosenblatt.

Imagine if the Internet worked the way the real world does – and that physical places still helped build connection and community.
That’s the idea beh…

Podcatchers for Smartphones

As you might guess, given that I’m Executive Producer of IT Conversations, I like listening to podcasts. I’m also an iPhone user. Not to put too fine a point on it: iTunes sucks rocks for listening to podcasts. The problem is mostly tha…

My Letter to Senator Hatch in Opposition to PIPA

The Honorable Orrin Hatch
104 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: 202-224-6331

Dear Senator Hatch,

I’m writing to express my opposition to the Protect IP Act (PIPA). I have a PhD in Computer Science, have taught Computer Science…