Municipal Internet Services and the Curse of Technological Promises

From 2005 onward, many communities across the western world talked of Municipal Broadband or WIFI and drew up plans, usually with the assistance of a willing communications consultant to provide a technological hub or backbone for the community. As an egalitarian ideal, it sounded great, but the promise lacked substance and in most communities has failed.

Feedly – the future of Feed Readers

For the past two weeks I’ve been testing out a feed reader addon for firefox called Feedly. For starters, anyone who is not using firefox as their browser should install it immediately and avoid all interaction with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer from this point forward. Secondly, get yourself a Google Account and sign up for Google …

Twitter for Engineers

I love technology and social media. Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr etc all hold a great appeal to me as they add contextural content to the web in a social setting. However, many people see these social media opportunities as an extra-curicular activity, one that should occur outisde of the workplace. I’ve seen it work both ways.This …