Google builds some great products, and they seem to have a free (or cheap) option for just about anything you could want to do with a computer. But what if I don’t want one company having so much control over my online world? The amount of data we keep online is pretty amazing. And with… Read more Google Knows Too Much
A folder on my desktop is named Resources. This folder is filled mostly with PDF print outs of websites. Whenever I find an interesting article, useful tutorial, or free resource, I make a PDF and save it. I don’t trust that the information will be on the website when I want to read it again,… Read more Do You Trust Information To Stay Online?
I have been critical of the cloud for some time. I’m still don’t like the idea of putting my data on someone else’s computer. You don’t have the usual control over the data. However, I heard an argument recently, that changed my view a bit in favor of the cloud. You don’t do your own… Read more Security In The Cloud
Instead of everyone at your company having their own email, why not just have a shared group email. I.e. instead of having firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, you would just have firstname.lastname@example.org. To me this makes sense for any business that deals with consumers. Why make your customers know multiple emails at your company. If a customer… Read more A Company Without Personal Email
Would you write in a notebook if it came with a warning that there is no guarantee that the ink will stay on the page or the pages won’t spontaneously combust? Or that there is no way to know if other people are reading your notes? That you don’t actually own the information you write… Read more Privacy In The Cloud
Google is becoming the most popular platform in education. Many of the school districts I’ve worked for or with are using Google Apps for Education. This gives every person in the district access to Google Drive, but it seems an under utilized resource. Most people use Google Drive as a Microsoft Office replacement. They edit… Read more Google Drive As A Digital Library
The Internet is making any piece of information or media we want accessible from anywhere with a connection. And with wifi hotspots everywhere, getting connected is becoming increasingly easy. All-in-one devices are even allowing us to get out Internet fix without a computer. You can go online with a cell phone or an mp3 player. … Read more How Much Of Your Life Is Online?