Tag Archives: opinion

I Didn’t Know I Wanted to Block Ads Until I Found Your Site

Nilay Patel writing for The Verge: You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we’re really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. Nilay is correct that this is all a big chess match that’s about more than just readers and publishers. However, I […]

Explaining our tech obsessions to non-tech people

I have gone back and forth with people many times about how expensive Apple products are and how it’s irrational to buy them when there is tech that is just as good and does all the same things which cost half the price. This argument was always frustrating because I didn’t have a great answer. […]

Don’t Hate the Real People Who Work at Your Least Favorite Company

7,800 jobs is nothing to joke about – Peter Cohen for iMore This week Microsoft announced plans to cut almost 8,000 jobs, mostly associated with Microsoft’s smartphone division. Some in the tech press took no time at all to exclaim that Microsoft’s smartphone ambitions were dead, and I saw more than one roundup of “Microsoft’s […]

No, the Law Isn’t Optional

Simon Maloy writing for Salon on some conservatives’ claims that religion protects them from following the law: “I was not elected Governor of Arkansas to surrender all our rights as citizens to an all-powerful federal autocracy,” Orval Faubus declared in a 1958 speech resisting the Court-mandated racial integration of public schools. “It is my responsibility, […]

A Quick Thought on Yesterday’s Monumental SCOTUS Decision

To summarize Beth Birchler (my awesome wife) The best part of all this is that the people who tried so hard to make marriage equality illegal are the very reason it’s legal today. The Supreme Court didn’t just decide that marriage equality is the new law, they (and all the other state courts) struck down […]