Why are medical records -- simultaneously one of the most powerful resources and biggest sources of frustration for anyone trying to get a whole-systems view of their health -- stuck in the analog and disorganized at best?
Yes, the security concerns about cloud computing are valid -- the recent hacks of Google accounts belonging to government officials are just one example -- but security in the cloud should not be as controversial as commentators have suggested.
Following Steve Jobs' announcement on Monday, iTunes users will finally be able to share their music wirelessly between their own devices. But the new service stops short of introducing essential new social components.
It seems fitting that Anthony Weiner's surrealistic meltdown of a press conference came on the same day that Steve Jobs unveiled another path to making our lives more virtual, more convenient, and more risky.
For slightly more than $2 a month, everybody will soon have access to all the music they can find, steal, share, rip, produce, morph or buy using iTunes Match. Is this amnesty for all the music pirates? I hope so.