Archive for April, 2010

When free doesn’t mean free

Monday, April 26th, 2010

About six months ago I took over the maintenance of a website for a service club. I was excited about the prospect of writing for this organization; however, the transfer of the domain was anything but smooth. The former webmaster was passionate about his outdated text and ...

Recording history in a digital world

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

"10 nations tell Google of privacy concern on Buzz" "In the digital era, kids' pranks have a long shelf life" "Officials move to restore air travel across Europe" "Votes cast in Baghdad to be recounted" The above headlines were pulled from some of today’s newspapers and what followed were well-researched stories that ...

Innovate or die trying

Monday, April 12th, 2010

This headline in the Washington Post struck me as funny this morning, “Google CEO says newspapers can make money online.” Read in one light it said the opportunity was there for newspapers to prosper. Read in another light, it said Google gives them the permission to expand ...

Which do you prefer: tradition or new fad?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Happy Monday. It's the day after Easter and two days after the launch of the iPad. Both seem to have garnered a rather ambivalent following. Could it be we have too much diversity in our religion and technology? Could it be that marketing and advertising have ...