If you’re bored…

“If you’re bored, you’re not paying attention” has been the motto on my blog for at least a couple of years. I’m not sure where the phrase came from, but to me it’s a statement that there is always something interesting going on, if you are simply willing to take an interest, open your eyes, […]

If you’re bored…

Where is the data?

There is data on gun use in the U.S. Unfortunately, we don’t have good access to it, which makes informed discussion almost impossible. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms collects statistics on gun sales and where those guns wind up. They know the make, model, and details of guns used in crimes throughout the country, where […]

Where is the data?

How Microsoft can break the logjam of carrier anti-innovation

In my column this week, I return to the subject of Microsoft — and suggest a way that the company can give its Windows Phone OS a boost. Carrier subsidies are increasingly standing in the way of innovation. “We’re drunk off the subsidy model,” IDC analyst Ramon Llamas told VentureBeat last week. The lure of cheap, […]

How Microsoft can break the logjam of carrier anti-innovation