I’ve had a lifetime interest in photography that led to my first job, designing cameras for Polaroid. I’ve owned most brands of film and digital cameras including Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Fuji, Ricoh and Leica. One of the most important criteria for choosing a camera and lens is that it produces images that are sharp, distortion-free […]
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It seems more and more we’re taking action on behalf of a cause, in opposition to an event, as a way to make a statement, or to address a grievence. Is it because there’s more things to get upset about, our expectations are greater, or because we have the ability to complain? Probably all of […]
In my column last August I predicted that Facebook had peaked and was facing an inevitable decline from it’s former torrid growth. I wrote: I’ve been around the high tech industry for more than 40 years and have experienced it first hand. Usually what you see from the outside bears little resemblence to what goes […]
This morning I awoke to an email from United Airlines, telling me that the reservations we made a few months ago, after many days of effort, were now being changed. As I noted in an earlier column, my wife and I, who live in San Diego, worked for days to research and reserve flights from […]
Have you noticed how difficult it’s become to do simple stuff on the web, such as searching, shopping, or simply reading a news article? It seems anything we try to do is met with in-your-face advertising and annoying requests that get in the way of what we’re trying to accomplish. It’s become impossible to escape […]