Tag Archives: privacy

“Should I upgrade to Windows 10?”

That’s a complicated question that a number of people have asked me. It’s free (for a while, at least), and your Windows PC is probably pestering you relentlessly to upgrade to Windows 10.

These days, “free” often means you’re paying with something other than cash — typically your time & attention (via advertising) or by relinquishing your privacy (by allowing 3rd parties to know about you, you relationships with others, and your tastes & interests). …keep reading “Should I upgrade to Windows 10?” >

Knowing the future

I’ve been watching James Burke’s 1978 BBC series Connections, which is amazingly well-written and holds up extremely well even after 35 years (fashions notwithstanding).

Particularly insightful — not to mention timely — was a brief segment on computers which, in true James Burke style, was the natural follow-up to a discussion of looms and weaving. …keep reading Knowing the future >