The Great European Digital FreakOut

Ever since past summer’s revelations by the man-who-should-get-the-Nobel-Peace-Prize of the NSA’s global digital snooping, the Europeans have been freaking out. This morning my beloved France Culture had an hour long program discussing or rather explaining basics of digital communication, for example the difference between email & the web — the difficulty may have lain in the fact that they used a good half-dozen English words (such as “le broadcasting,” … Read more The Great European Digital FreakOut

End of Cyber Hinterland Trek, Maybe

Well, it’s all back up, it would seem — not thanks to my knowledges (4 days of anxious keyboarding that got me mainly  into trouble) but to one day of cool reasoning & doing by Nicole — her powers of abstraction & of putting up with my noisy despair be praised! Some weirdness still, as in can’t find a way to import my blog roll & don’t want to … Read more End of Cyber Hinterland Trek, Maybe

The Unholy Trinity of Capitalist Cyber-World-Wars

The map above is from Gizmodo, which starts its accompanying article (you can read in full here) with this para: It’s hard to grasp the breathtaking scale of the epic war between Microsoft, Google and Apple. Billions upon billions of dollars. Entire industries at stake. This is the board. These are the pieces.