Bigger than the Dotcom Boom6 min read

Comments (7)
  1. ron says:

    Cyber security software maybe…

  2. Frank says:


  3. Some years ago, walking towards my computer to check where I could buy something, I suddenly realized why responses to my local print directories were dropping. I switched all my advertising to the internet. A couple of years ago my host began offering a mobile page to access my main page. Rapidly the number of hits from this climbed to 30 a month, huge for me. I only need a handful of new clients a month, and many come by word of mouth. I believe both times that being ahead of the curve, for my particular profession, has been to my advantage.

  4. CuizCal says:

    Good choice of place for your reader’s input: before reading the article. Following your intent, let me babble on before I read a word you had to say on the topic. That way you know I think it independently of what you wrote.

    Thank you by the way for your article about Ukraine, which I found spot on and quite dismaying that so few people are willing to discuss it along those lines. Nobody quite knows yet how many thousands of dead will result from the spectacular persistence of arrant stupidity in those affairs. I like to use the term ‘imbecillati.’

    The mobile boom is quite a phenomenon but what concerns me is how little gets discussed on why exactly that is so. The mercantile interests and benefits are undeniable, but what gets in the door along with those values will soon demand much greater scrutiny.

    When people pay $60K for cars and $1M for houses (They think they’re buying ‘homes’) you know that the consumer’s appetite overruns all prudence or proper sense of value, or if not proper at least examined.

    In the case of cell phones in particular, I have misgivings right off about their electromagnetic safety (not just the handheld but the pervasive and overpowering wireless infrastructure it requires), secondly with respect to individual privacy, and thirdly as to
    what effect their usage foists on our sociability.

    I consider it noncontroversial that the wireless and microwave spectra are dangerous, in spite of the carefully filtered science to the contrary. Worse, the danger is amplified by the informational bias. That’s criminal.

    The fallacy employed to justify the destruction of privacy, in the traditional sense of the term, is surprisingly resistant to
    rational discourse. In my experience, people who need to be shown why ‘nothing to hide nothing to fear’ is pure tripe do not
    seem capable of using their own rationality to transfer their opinion to higher ground. The topic seems blocked in
    some alternate state of consciousness which reminds me of the saying:
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
    Just look up ”Nothing to fear nothing to hide fallacy” to see how myopic and misguided that notion can be.

    Finally we are approaching the ‘singularity’ when it becomes undeniable that technology changes our habits
    then potentially our identities. What is it going to take for real questions to reach ‘the conversation?’ Networked brains?
    That;s coming. Man-Frog chimeras? Already here. Cherry 2000? Already dreamt up, today a distinct possibility.

    If there is one constant in the perma-change that is technology’s gift, it is that morality runs behind, playing catch up.
    It is desirable to pursue technological progress, and equally to make sure that such progress deserves the name, by
    actively constructing and espousing an adjusted morality that adheres to the standards of human dignity. The need
    for such has long been identified (Jean Fourastié, Essays on Prospective Morality, 1966), yet nothing could be more
    urgent today.

    In the meantime we get to enjoy things like ethnic cleansing in Eastern Ukraine to make space for hydrocarbons
    exploitation; Fractional reserve one world banking; Social science experimentation on school children; Secret
    bio-weapons development on Maui; Resurgence of Nazism and Stalinism in the social contract, etc.

    So back to the topic, ‘Bigger than dotcom and not ready to pop,’ What exactly are you giving up when you order
    a candy bar with an iPhone?

  5. Jean Regaudie says:

    It is true that there is big changes,coming ahead but the biggest one is not coming from à simple Add but with à complete transformation to the way your phone and any other electronique devise are going to be build. With the end of Moore,s Law and silicone, all the big payers are looking for the next Paradigme shift.
    One small canadian compagnie has position it self,after 30 years of research, to be the one that everyone are looking at right now.
    POET TECHNOLOGY might be a name that only few have eard before but that is about to change in the next couple of weeks.
    BNN will be interviewing POET’s CEO on april 13. After that date, people will know that BAE is all ready working in collaboration with poet and also that Mr.Tony Blevins (APPLE’s procurment VP) is part of a strategic commitee put together for the strategic commercialisation of POET’s disruptive technologie. Once you’ll leard more about POET, you will realise that this is only the tip of the Iceberg.
    This Canadian compagnie is about to change the world of electronic and all has been kept secret until now. Until Now…
    PS. Sorry about my english

  6. ed says:

    The mobile boom is truly wonderful.Now the average user is on his smartphone 17% of his waking time. Why stop there? Eventually it will be 100% of his waking and sleeping time. Why use a smart phone? We will demand that that the government implant the phone chip directly in our brain. How wonderful our life will be!!!

  7. B. E. Simons says:

    WIRELESS WARNING! [See what Andrew Goldsworthy wrote back in 2008, EMF will destroy your cellular membranes, and your blood-brain barrier,..]

    The Dangers of WiFi, DECT (cordless) phones, baby monitors, tablets, cell phones and cell phone towers. What you are not being told will harm or kill you. If you value the health and safety of yourself, your family and your friends, unplug the wireless devices (including cordless phones) and limit cell phone use. Keep a minimum distance of 500-600 yards from cell phone towers if regular exposure occurs.

    SYMPTOMS: Fatigue; Sleep disturbance; Feeling of discomfort; Difficulty concentrating; Depression; Memory loss; Visual disruptions; Irritability; Hearing disruptions; Skin problems; Increased allergies; Behavioral changes; Dizziness; Loss of appetite; Movement difficulties(clumsiness); Nausea ;Headaches; Tinnitus; Altered hormone production; Slowed reaction times; Heart arrhythmias; High blood pressure. Later symptoms of impaired immune system function, cataracts, sterility and cancer can appear.

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