Sunday, September 19, 2021

David Strom

17 Notably Bad Products from Great Tech Companies

No one is perfect, and even some of the most successful and long-standing computer companies occasionally have stinkers of products. Here are my nominations to...

Understanding Different Twitter Account Types

I have been studying a presentation that Brent Payne made earlier this year and can be found here, entitled How to Connect Great Journalism with the Greatest...

Online ‘Coworking’: Up From Starbucks

This being the week after Labor Day I wanted to pass along an interesting concept called coworking. Most of you are familiar with the idea of a...

When Did the Browser Become the Next OS?

We view the Internet as the fourth desktop operating system we have to support after Windows, MacOS, and DOS." That quote was from an executive at McAfee,...

Proudly We Fail: 25 Dead Tech Products

The computing landscape is littered with many innovative but dead products from companies that are no longer with us, or that have been acquired and...

Surviving the Self Service Internet

There is no doubt that we have become accustomed to less customer service and more self-service these days. Maybe it is because the general bar for customer...

Four Useful Tools for Social Networkers

What do the services Pixelpipe.com, Etherpad.com, Tr.im and namechk.com have in common? All four are tools that I can't live without these days and didn't even know existed a...

The Good and Evil of Proxy Servers

Proxy servers have been in the news as of late, both as a result of the Iran putative election and a new legal case where Microsoft is...

Google Wave: Faster Response Times

For those of you that feel good about yourselves because you are IM'ing and Tweeting, your online life is about to get a whole more complicated thanks...

Facebook and Twitter: When to Friend and Defriend

When I was growing up as a nerdy teen on Long Island, needless to say I wasn't one of the Popular Kids. Back then we called it...

Buying a Cheap PC With 8 GB RAM: Shopping Tips

What is the cheapest PC you can buy that can sport 8GB of RAM? You would think this was a simple question, and within a few minutes...

Virtualization: VMware vs. Microsoft vs. Xen, 2009

It is time once again for our annual look at what has happened and will happen in the server virtualization space. For the historical record,...

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