Google Knows Too Much

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

Security In The Cloud

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

A Company Without Personal Email

Instead of everyone at your company having their own email, why not just have a shared group email. I.e. instead of having bwayne@example.com and ckent@example.com, you would just have hello@example.com. 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

Privacy In The Cloud

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 Drive As A Digital Library

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

How Much Of Your Life Is Online?

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?