HBO’s John Oliver rants about future of newspapers; his solution off-base

A memorable tirade about the future of newspapers and the dire state of journalism by HBO host and comedian John Oliver is worth 19 minutes if you can swing it. I like much of what Oliver said and especially loved his little vignette at the end on how things may go - riffing off the movie … [Read more...]

Digital pioneer Arianna Huffington moves on; lessons from HuffPo

New media vanguard Arianna Huffington is leaving the digital media business she founded to expand her wellness venture. It was only 11 years ago - 2005 - that she launched the Huffington Post. "HuffPo" jolted the traditional news media awake with its digital deluge of news, not-quite-news, … [Read more...]

From French roadways to your screen; capturing Tour de France a tech triumph

As the owner of two road bikes, I feel it's my duty to watch a little Tour de France each year. Just to see what it's possible to do with these things. The riders perform super-human feats daily for 22 days. It's inspiring. I'm also intrigued by the non-stop live coverage of the event - up to … [Read more...]

Think before you pink; PR for breast cancer research off the rails, urges us to weigh donation options

Have pink ribbons become a distraction? I recently worked with a wonderful group of women who had all had breast cancer. There was plenty of pink - in keeping with the pink ribbon, let's-eradicate-breast-cancer movement that sprung up in the last few decades. I am happy to see them supporting … [Read more...]

Tech changes drive typing changes; why one space must follow a period, not two

Tell me you don't leave two spaces after a period. Because that, as they say, is over. I can't remember exactly when I switched - something about going from typewriters to computers. I was recently wondering why we made the change. Wouldn't you know there are a few theories out … [Read more...]