Sign of the times?

This is old but worth noting. An article in the Register, with the title Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster, someone complains that his picture was used without his permission. But it was him. So don’t feel bad if you think all hipster look the same.

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.