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FBI vs. Apple and the Risk to Your Health Data


By now anyone with a pulse has heard about Apple’s showdown with the FBI over resisting cracking open a terrorist’s phone from San Bernandino. From a public perception perspective the FBI picked the perfect case to force Apple to comply – a conflict over security that has been brewing for a while. However, it’s not [...]

Goldman Sach’s Astounding Projections for Healthcare Virtual Reality


“Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have the potential to become the next big computing platform, and as we saw with the PC and smartphone, we expect new markets to be created and existing markets to be disrupted.” – reads the first full sentence in Goldman Sach’s research report on Virtual and Augmented Reality [...]

How the Mail Order CD Racket of the 1980s Made Me a Vinyl Connoisseur


I was recruited by CBS Records out of grad school to move to New York City and become a Marketing Planner for them. Not in a fancy, cool division, but in a backwater subsidiary named Columbia House which had a racket where by enrolling you could get a dozen albums essentially free, by agreeing to [...]

Indie Web – Back to the Open and Democratized Web

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I recently stumbled across the Indie Web movement, First, I love the name. Rather than being a bunch of geek bloggers sniffing around the fringes, you’re now an Indie Band vs. a mainstream commercial act. That gets to the spirit of things – the Internet and simple self-publishing tools made it possible for passionate and [...]

‘Forked’ Over by AMC Theatres


It’s nice to be able to reserve a seat for a movie theater and I’m willing to pay a premium for it. In particular, I like the fork and dine theaters. Table service is a good convenience, and the food I’ve had has been as good as your standard high end bar chain. So, when [...]

Boston Marathon Bombing Connections


I have vivid memories of the Boston Marathon from growing up in the Boston metro area. The Marathon came right down Route 16 through the middle of Natick where we lived. We used to watch the fun from the top of the parking garage at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where my step-father worked. Later, after college, I lived [...]

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