Journalism should serve the public, he argued, no one else. Ben Bagdikian, one of the nation’s foremost media critics, died in 2016 at age 96. He left behind warnings about concentration in […]
“Waaah, I’m so discriminated against…” says lawsuit by conservative white male former Google engineers
A new lawsuit against Google by former employee and self-described “conservative white male” James Damore boils down to toddler’s tantrum: “I don’t wanna share my privileges with women and minorities.”
Every high tech employer has issues with gender equality, but few are as bad as Silicon Valley
Once Google asked to interview me and I said no. Given high tech’s problem with sexism, my answer today would be “Hell no.”
Google was right to fire sexist manifesto-writer James Damore
Google’s not responsible for firing James Damore for writing a 10-page sexist rant. James Damore is.
The Tech Curmudgeon – Google’s CEO Schmidt clueless
So Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt thinks that government regulation is required to protect privacy from a rising tide of civilian drones. The Tech Curmudgeon agrees, at least in principle, because civilian drones […]
Google Glass: Welcome to the end of privacy
If you haven’t yet seen Mark Hurst’s piece on Google Glass over at Creative Good, you need to. You really, really need to. A lot of times cool new gadget and service roll-outs […]
Do Not Track may hurt online campaigning
If you ever want a good laugh, I highly suggest looking through the Google Analytics of yourself, to see what advertisers think of you. For example, mine says that I’m an 18-24 […]
You really want your smartphone to be that smart?
Smartphones are getting much, much smarter, writes Alan Mutter at Newsosaur — and that fact is another nail fastening the lid on the coffin of newspapers. But I’m not sure I want […]
Digital forensic investigation fails to exonerate Heartland of authoring climate strategy memo
Contrary to the stated conclusion of a cursory digital forensic investigation, the report fails to exonerate The Heartland Institute of being the source of the allegedly fabricated “climate strategy memo.”
The Tech Curmudgeon – hell no, you don't get my Facebook password, Mr. Interviewer
The Tech Curmudgeon says, “if a prospective employer asks for your Facebook password, you say ‘NO!'” Feel free to use some “colorful metaphors” in conjunction, too.