Apple reportedly starts storing Chinese iCloud data in China — Tech News and Analysis. This is interesting. First Russia and now China. It makes sense that data would be stored in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if cloud providers gave people the choice? Perhaps one day.
File:John Martin – The Great Day of His Wrath – Google Art Project.jpg – Wikimedia Commons. Great art makes you wonder doesn’t it? How do they come up with these ideas?
One day I was driving home and I noticed that a man on a bicycle had hit the curb and taken a bad fall. I stopped my car put on the hazard lights and got out of the car to check if he was ok. He was laying on the ground and looked like he was in a great deal of pain.
I approached him and he was a different color than myself, and looked homeless and poor. I asked him if he was ok and if he wanted me to call the Ambulance. He said yes. I started to call the ambulance and told him I was calling them and he asked me not to call. Apparently he didn’t have good english and must have misunderstood me. He put his arm straight out and asked me to hold onto his hand. Curious I wondered what was going to happen. I held his hand and he slowly pulled his arm back and straightened it out.
He said “Thanks friend, I am ok.” Got back on his bicycle and started off again. Sometimes you don’t need to do much, you just have to be willing to help.
Amazon.com: The Dictionary of Concise Writing: 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases (9780966517668): Robert Hartwell Fiske, Richard Lederer: Books. I have been told that I am wordy. I thought this book is excellent. It has some great general pointers, and then lists every phrase and its replacement. The sign of an intelligent person is that he is understood.
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other: Sherry Turkle: 9780465031467: Amazon.com: Books. This book delights as well as confuses. I liked the stories, but I didn’t like how the evidence doesn’t prove her point. While it is obvious she is intelligent and capable, it felt callous the way that she used people in her studies with the robots. One is left with the impression that she did more harm than good to her subjects. More importantly, this doesn’t offer any solutions. This book is a starting point, but like most academics prefers to ask questions than try to answer them.
The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business: Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen: 9780307957139: Amazon.com: Books. Avoid. I don’t know where to start with this. Ok here are a few words: tedious, obvious, wordy, simplistic, insulting, arrogant, advertisement. If you don’t mind those, please read this.