Why is there no off switch?

Yes, I know another rant about lack of privacy. But it does matter.

Currently, as Mr. Sanger says, no hard-wired power-interruption switch is available on ANY portable electronic device I can think of off hand. […] Therefore, when you see an entire industry doing something bad, you must immediately follow the money. Clearly, there’s money being made from spying on customers and selling the data.

Read the whole thing.

Storm Clouds Over Tulsa

I know a some people who graduated from Tulsa. I developed a fondness for that U over time. This is a sad story about its demise. The closing of universities has long been predicted. Unfortunately, the predictions are coming true.

A Harvard Business School professor recently predicted that up to half of all American colleges and universities will go bankrupt in the next ten to 15 years. While this may be a worst-case scenario, universities have for years been offering an increasingly inferior product at unsustainably high prices to an ever-more skeptical group of prospective students.

Why I hate Apple: reason++

You cannot download free software from the app store onto your laptop with out a credit card on file. The status of my CC changed. The app store refused to let me download free software until I corrected the data for my CC. Apple does not want me to be a friend. I don’t even feel like a customer. My grocer makes me feel good about going to their store. Even the minimum-wage employees are friendly. But in nearly everything dealing with Apple, I feel like a bank account because to Apple I am only a source of revenue.