Fibs, half-truths, lies and the liars that tell them. There’s now a clear sense in this 2020 U.S. election season that our reality is being shaped by those who craft false stories – what’s left is equally false outrage and more lies. I can’t really point to the moment all of this started, but technology […]
The most amazing side effect of being in the technology business is working with all sorts of technical people. Most often, they work for manufacturers or vendors; but they sometimes branch out and start their own businesses. After more than 16 years as a consultant, I’ve learned a few things and sometimes get to pass on my “straight talk” to others who do what I’ve been doing so long. I want to do more of this when I can.
With Apple Pay and various smartphone payment options hitting the market, we have a society that is very close to being cashless. But, what if we stop using and paying with cash altogether? Cash certainly intrinsic benefits that electronic currency can’t touch. If we lose this, some might say that we’ll lose a lot.
Today, I thought it might be interesting to show you something I sent to a young fellow who is interested in the technology field. I had sit down with him to discuss what I do, and some of the things he might look into and he emailed me a few days later. What follows is my advice to him.
It can be quite discouraging. You go buy something only to find out later that you could have gotten that for free. When looking at technology, there are a number of truly inventive and clever ways you can get things without having to pay for them. This article has a Canadian slant, but most of these 10 things are universal.
New business owners want to work at something in a moral way, be empowered to make their own choices, and create a company (or more) that might actually be bigger than them. That doesn’t come easy when many of the ideas you have are wrong. I recently came across a great list of misconceptions and added a number of my own items to it.
With the rise of tools catering to ever-shorter attention spans, it would appear more like bloggers are lured by new and shiny tools. These tools are prettier and faster to use, so, naturally, bloggers are taking advantage of them (over traditional long-form writing). But, are bloggers bored?
The basic idea is to keep files synchronized between two or more devices – much like Dropbox, but without storing these files on a server. Since I’ve had the chance to look at BitTorrent Sync back in April, a number of thoughts have come to mind that I thought I’d share.
Today, I had to deposit a cheque (or check-in America). As a business owner, this is a common occurrence. In the age of electronic transfers, NFC Payments, Electronic transfers, and Interac Online – we still use these pieces of paper to transfer money to each other. It’s high time the banks upgraded this process.