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Tech Opinions & Analysis by Om Malik

The Problem With “Content”  

Everyone has a pet peeve. At least currently, mine is the word “content.” It falls in the category of words like “quality,” “luxury,” and “awesome” that have been overused and abused so much that they often feel like they have lost all meaning. “Content,” however, is a bit more insidious than these other examples. “Content”...

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:00:01 +0000

7 Stories worth reading this weekend

When the world’s most famous mystery writer vanished: As a lifelong fan of Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot, I quite enjoyed this wonderful retelling of a story that turned her into the star of her own mystery. The bean counters turned Boeing’s culture upside down: Are they responsible for the 737 MAX disaster? It is...

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:00:23 +0000

How & why to buy computers properly

in many places, computers are treated as capital equipment with a fairly long lifespan, and as devices that need operation but not maintenance. These attitudes may date back to the 1950s, when the first was fairly true and the cost of maintenance was hidden in the operational cost. Neither is true today. Computers are consumables...

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:38:19 +0000

Bitcoin is a real energy hog

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology took a look at how much energy was consumed by computers used to generate bitcoins and process transactions. Their conclusion: in late 2018, the entire bitcoin network was responsible for 22-22.9 million tons of CO2 per year — similar to a large...

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:32:14 +0000

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