How Mir Hossein Mousavi trapped the Supreme Leader | Shahram Kholdi – Times Online
So what will happen next? Both sides have learnt the lessons of the fall of the Shah. In 1978 elements of the Shah's army lost their composure and fired on demonstrating crowds, causing a chain reaction of violence that led to the end of the Pahlavi dynasty. Yesterday I was […]
U.S. State Department speaks to Twitter over Iran | Industries | Technology, Media & Telecommunications | Reuters
U.S. State Department speaks to Twitter over Iran.
Cyberwar – Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan – Series – NYTimes.com
Umm… It already was. Remember Bush’s wiretap idea? Cyberwar – Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan – Series – NYTimes.com.
How Failure Breeds Success
When does it make sense for a company to encourage failure for the sake of innovation? This is an old (2006!) article that still pertains. How Failure Breeds Success.
Flamewars in the Blogosphere
I don’t want to be the guy that shines a spotlight on the many varied and obscene warts that exist in the blogosphere. Far be it from me to hold myself up as an example of exemplary behavior. However, there is a disturbing trend in the world of blogs these […]
Lessons from Wall*E
Normally, I would not do movie reviews on this site. I would generally use aaronbrazell.com which is much more of a personal site than this. However, there are quite a lot of lessons and hidden agenda items (good and bad) in Wall*E that I think are applicable. If you’re afraid […]
The Apple Store: Where Intelligent People Go to Die
What is it about Apple that causes otherwise intelligent people to throw away all trace of common sense? We all know that Apple has done very well for itself, turning around from a mere 4% market share in its computer division in the 90s to having a very viable and […]
The Art of War: Facebook’s Strategic Plan for Ultimate Victory
Have you heard of MySpace? I had, once upon a time. Now, it seems to be off the grid. Facebook on the other hand has been making a progressive march to the sea and is taking no prisoners. In February of 2007, Facebook reported 18M users, up from 7.5M 7 […]
Democracy Abhors Undue Secrecy
This article was originally published on September 30, 2004 and is being republished as part of the Technosailor 3-year Blogiversary series. Enjoy! Finally, my Patriot Act provision whipping boy has been ruled illegitimate and unconstitutional. According to U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrerro, the Patriot Act provision allowing federal officials […]