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    Tech and the Mainstream Media

    March 13th, 2015

    At one time, a number of newspapers featured tech columnists. I was one of them for the Arizona Republic, before we were declared obsolete in the endless rush to reduce expenses. True, there are some tech writers who still labor away on their columns at local papers; more so on national papers such as USA Today. Some […]

    Make it Big, But Not Too Big

    December 4th, 2014

    Ahead of the release of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus phablet, you could hear the howls from the media critics. Apple is losing out on millions and millions of sales by not joining the bigger smartphone party. When Apple VP Philip Schiller one year demonstrated how you could use a four-inch iPhone […]

    They Still Believe Rumors Based on Rumors

    November 11th, 2014

    Before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus arrived, there were photos of components and finished cases that appeared quite close to the mark. So despite Apple’s efforts to clamp down on security leaks, the word still got out. As a practical matter, with hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people assembling Apple gear, it is […]

    The Doctor Says “Don’t Do That!”

    September 26th, 2014

    I am old enough to remember a very tired joke. I bend my arm and say, “doctor, it hurts when I do this.” The doctor says, “Don’t do that!” As I said tired. It actually dates back to the early 20th century, part of a famous sketch from the Smith and Dale comedy duo that was later “borrowed” by other […]