Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists   


Smithsonian.com announces the finalists for its 11th annual photo contest: Our photo editors selected the 60 finalists from over 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries. Ten were selected from each of six categories: The Natural World, Travel, … Continue reading →

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Upgrading Mom’s mobile phone


Over the weekend, my sister and I bought my Mom an unlocked iPhone 5s from our local Apple Store. It is a significant upgrade from my Mom’s previous phone, a Sanyo SCP-4500 which she’s had for over a decade. Feeling … Continue reading →

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The decline of BlackBerry in one chart   


Andrea Peterson, writing for The Washington Post’s The Switch blog: BlackBerry stocks plunged 22 points this afternoon following a quarterly earnings report that was even worse than expected — and it was already expected to be bad, with The Wall … Continue reading →

Friday, August 30, 2013



The previous post was written and published from the palm of my hand while seated at a sofa in the Tate Modern art museum in London, on the other side of the world from my home. Tapping the ‘publish’ button … Continue reading →