Articles By sharky

People who just don’t get it

People who just don’t get it

Geekosystem reports this nugget about the news coverage of the recent attempted bombing in Times Square, New York.CNN anchor Don...

May 5th, 2010 sharky
More on privacy and schools

More on privacy and schools

The Badger Herald, campus newspaper of the University of Wisconsiin at Madison, reports that an Arizona university is chipping its...

May 5th, 2010 sharky
School didn’t mean to spy on students, says report from … school

School didn’t mean to spy on students, says report from … school

A school board in Pennsylvania that started a privacy firestorm by activating the Webcams on its students' school-issued laptops has...

May 5th, 2010 sharky
A question of priorities

A question of priorities

Mobile telephony is critical in the developing world. The infrastructure is cheaper and easier to deploy. It can connect far-flung...

April 16th, 2010 sharky
Goin’ straight

Goin’ straight

We all have that friend who shares too much. When social interaction was mostly by phone or face-to-face, that was...

March 12th, 2010 sharky
Bank freezes account over ‘objectionable’ blog

Bank freezes account over ‘objectionable’ blog

Disturbing news from from Seattle entrepreneur Mark Maunder, CEO of Feedjit.com and founder of WorkZoo (bought by Jobster in 2005)....

February 25th, 2010 sharky
Seuss-a-phone?

Seuss-a-phone?

A Kindle is fineif you're older than mebut what of you're onlya child of three? Just text on a backgroundwill never...

February 24th, 2010 sharky
Crowdsourcing history

Crowdsourcing history

Since the day Wikipedia was launched (Jan. 15, 2001, according to, ahem, Wikipedia), there's been debate over the merits of...

February 23rd, 2010 sharky
Google, the fashion house

Google, the fashion house

One commentator has observed that Google is becoming the new Microsoft. Debatable. But it could be becoming the new Hugo...

February 10th, 2010 sharky
12 Angry Men With Twitter Accounts

12 Angry Men With Twitter Accounts

Anyone who has watched a legal drama -- and Lord knows, it's hard not to, since coutrooms and hospitals seem...

February 9th, 2010 sharky