Hi, my name is Robert, and I have a Windows Phone. Actually, rather than feel like I should be a member of Cell Phones Anonymous, I quite like the phone, a Nokia Lumia 928.
I'm where I am today because my family, friends and teachers nurtured my interests. I was never discouraged. I was encouraged every step of the way.
Marc Morial recites the industry's talking points in praising the ISPs for their broadband deployment, while denouncing common carrier rules as heavy handed "utility-style regulations" that would deter investment and widen the digital divide.
What comes after eight? Well, it's the number 10, if you work for Microsoft. That's what the Boys from Redmond are calling their new version of Windows, apparently wanting to distance themselves from the dreaded Windows 8 syndrome.
While recent events may have brought both parties back to the bargaining table, it wasn't the renewed friction between the members of the "umbrella revolution" and police that ultimately doused the government's efforts to contain the demonstrators. It was a smartphone app.
In the tech startup world, the ABC's (Always Be Closing) are ubiquitous. In the open-source, collaborative world, the triple-Ds (Design, Development, Data) are about to be at the tip of everyone's tongue, at least in building prototypes for national agencies.
While certainly frustrating, this "time-out" did force me to reevaluate my relationship with tech. Frankly, it demands too much of my time and attention, it overshares, and doesn't give space to think.
You may have heard about Ello, as it is being described by some as the "anti-Facebook." Ello is an invitation-only social network that drew a lot of attention following an interesting confluence of events.
Since entrepreneurs came out of caves, looking for tracks and scrounging for food to eat, tracks of prey--or leads for sales have been crucial to the survival of man and our businesses.
The very devices and media delivery systems that provide us with unprecedented insight and understanding of the world are also distracting us from what is existing in front of our eyes.
Ultimately, how we manage our personal identity is fundamental to how we share, how we trust each other, and ultimately how we work together. We owe it to ourselves to take responsibility for, well, who we are.
One of my favorite forms of procrastination involves exploring new ideas on Product Hunt. The lists are well curated and its active community ensures the best products float to the top.