Looking At Conspiracy Theories From Inside Someone Else’s Foil Hat

Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, they say, is the best way to understand them. Last week, I donned a foil hat and took to Twitter. I wasn’t out to understand conspiracy theorists – I was sarcastically mocking them. But now I do better understand how the fringes are drawn to conspiracy theories. In …

In A Decade, Devices of Twenty Years Ago Will Be The Hot New Gadgets

This post was originally published on Business 2 Community by Mason Pelt. It’s syndicated it here to maintain a record of guest posts. In ten years, devices from twenty years ago will become the hot new gadgets of the day. They will be improved, shinier, and better with technology advancement. But limited function devices, that …

Not Every Company Is A Tech Company

MIT, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and others are declaring every business is a tech company now. Technology is pervasive in all businesses and saying “every company is a tech company” makes a sexy headline. It’s like the new version of pronouncing email dead; while untrue, it’s easy to build a case for the claim. I’m …

Should I Use Twitter? A 2019 Risk-Benefit Analysis Of Using Twitter

Periodically I try to make Twitter work for me, a productivity tool! Or if not productivity, a way to be informed, entertained… just to promote things I care about, perhaps? It’s failed for me, at the very least the way I was using it has not been working to any of these ends. Productivity on …

Do We Need Laws For Net Neutrality?

I’ve always supported the ideas behind Net Neutrality. A free and open internet where internet service providers would serve all sites at the best available speed and not charge websites for preferential treatment (faster speeds). For the record, I also support Santa Claus serving ALL children with the best toys his elves can churn out, …