I just took the time to read the slideshow presentation on this page: https://www.kleinerperkins.com/perspectives/internet-trends-report-2018 Here are the bullet points I found most interesting. New smartphone shipments peaked in 2010 and there has been zero growth in that market in 2017. Internet users are now at approximately one half of the world’s population. Internet users have … More Internet Trends in 2018
This morning, I saw a Facebook meme with a Democrat / Republican comparison list that asked “Where do you stand”. While simplistic, I thought it warranted an honest and considered reply. Here are my feelings on those questions. Abortion is between a woman and her doctor. Not the government. Both Socialism and Capitalism in their … More Democrats vs Republicans
“As far as the future of humanity goes; there are five areas that will shape us the most: The Internet, sustainable energy, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and human genetic code manipulation.” – Elon Musk
Life: It’s been a busy, busy week. I’ve been updating this website with a lot of new content. Also working on some new blog posts to use for a blog tour/swap. In the past, I’ve seldom mentioned much about my other occupations, besides writing, that is. I’m a photographer and a model railroader. I’ve let … More Currently
This has been an incredibly busy weekend. I got the bill from the hosting service I’ve been using for the past four years. Each year, they have raised their rates. Now I do understand business and the need to keep up with inflation, but to jump 20%+ in a year? No thank you. I’ve been … More New and Improved!
It’s been almost nine months since my last update. “Time if fun when you’re having flies.” – Kermit There have been a lot of changes after I retired from gubmin service, last year. Number One: I’ve survived remodeling hell and am now comfortably ensconced in the old family homestead. Number Two: I’ve cut all ties … More Time for Change
This is it! The last day I’ll be able to work with my desktop for the next month or so. I’m retiring and moving from the DC area to south Florida. That will mean more time to write, edit, take photos, and relax. I’ll still be available via email, but I hate touch-screen typing on … More Moving Day!
After looking at a handful of trailers, I’m looking forward to some new TV shows, later this year. Sleepy Hollow This is a new way of looking at the classic Washington Irving tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. It’s about an 18th Century soldier Crane who somehow winds up in the 21st Century … More Upcoming TeeVee Shows
We arrived in beautiful old St. Augustine, Florida on Friday afternoon. Everything for the next few hours was a whirlwind of face-to-face meetings. I’ll add more details later, but for now, here’s a sunset over the hotel image.
Multiplarity The famous science fiction author, Vernor Vinge’ has been credited with originating the term singularity. From Wikipedia, we have this, “…his 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity”, in which he argues that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence will mark the point at which “the human era will be ended,” such that no current … More An Author’s Journey – Part Two