Ged Carroll

Unskilled and Unaware of It?

Published: (Updated: ) in business | 商業 | 상업 | ビジネス by .

I came across research on unskilled hubris, whilst reading the latest article by Bob Cringely. Bob Cringely’s column for PBS.org, the online version of America’s undervalued public broadcasting service usually provides an unusually clear window into tech industry issues that affect us all. Microsoft vs. Burst Networks This week Cringely is talking about a court […]

Plaxo Is the New Google?

Published: (Updated: ) in consumer behaviour | 消費者行為 | 소비자 행동, online | 線上 | 온라인으로 | オンライン, technology | 技術 | 기술 | テクノロジー, web of no web | 無處不在的技術 | 보급 기술 | 普及したテクノロジー by .

Plaxo is a useful addition to the arsenal of the knowledge worker. We go through lives developing thousands of connections but probably only keep in regular contact with a couple of hundred. (This is broadly in line with the Dunbar number proposed by anthropologist Robin Dunbar.) Plaxo vs. Google missions Where Google plans to organise […]

Hold onto your old cell phone

Published: (Updated: ) in wireless | 無線 |무선 네트워크 | 無線 by .

Hold on to your old cell phone for at least another six months. New Nokia phones should be due out in the next six months or so and they look half decent. Nokia software and build quality in an LG/Samsung style case has got to be a surefire winner. Read more at Gizmodo (mainly because […]

Sleeping problem

Published: (Updated: ) in culture | 文明 | 미디어와 예술 | 人文, design | 設計 | 예술과 디자인 | デザイン, gadget | 小工具 | 가제트 | ガジェット, japan |日本 | 일본, technology | 技術 | 기술 | テクノロジー by .

Japan has a sleeping problem. On the face of it, you might think that the sleeping problem was that people were getting too much sleep. It is a high trust society, so you occasionally see drunks safely left alone where they are to sleep. A drunken salary man can rent a catacomb like sleeping capsule […]

Microsoft security spin

Published: (Updated: ) in marketing | 營銷 | 마케팅 | マーケティング, security | 保衛 | 정보 보안 | 情報セキュリティー, technology | 技術 | 기술 | テクノロジー by .

I read a classic piece of spin in The Business, Microsoft races to stop bank account hackers by Tony Glover. Tony who has been shortlisted in a category for Business Journalist of the Year wrote “Technicians at the US software giant Microsoft are working flat out to prevent a new security threat that this week […]