Microsoft introduces the first ever Newspeak compliant word processor

The title of this article was the phrase that immediately leapt to mind when I saw the Fast Company Compass article titled Microsoft Word is getting politically correct. Here is how the author describes this new insidious feature, which will be included in a future release. Microsoft will soon preview a version of Word that … Continue reading Microsoft introduces the first ever Newspeak compliant word processor

Is Microsoft hopping on the censoring political speech bandwagon?

This Breitbart article makes it appear that Microsoft is beginning the process of censoring political speech. Without consulting with its users, Microsoft has installed an establishment media browser extension, purportedly designed to rate the accuracy of news websites, as a default extension on mobile versions of its Edge browser. In practice, it creates a news … Continue reading Is Microsoft hopping on the censoring political speech bandwagon?

Are We Being Googled?

A majority of Americans wants the government to regulate technology companies—a significant change after revelations that Russia used online services such as Facebook to influence the 2016 election. According to an Axios-Survey Monkey poll, concern about government inaction is up significantly—15 percentage points—in  the past three months. Says Axios: “That's a seismic shift in the … Continue reading Are We Being Googled?

U.S. v. Microsoft

The ongoing conflict between an individual’s privacy and the public interest heads to the U.S. Supreme Court when the justices hear oral arguments in a lawsuit in which Microsoft refuses to turn over data in a drug case. The U.S. Constitution does not include the actual word privacy, but the Fourth Amendment, which prevents illegal … Continue reading U.S. v. Microsoft

Where are the “I’m a mac vs PC” ads?

Speaking of Windows 7 have you noticed something missing from your TV screens? That's right the I'm a mac, I'm a PC ads have virtually disappeared. I haven't seen one since the first week of windows seven, the "trust me" ad. It has been half a year and windows 7 has apparently been exactly what … Continue reading Where are the “I’m a mac vs PC” ads?

It is interesting to note Apple’s latest Mac vs PC ad.

It doesn't deal with Windows 7. It doesn't critique the OS or anything about it. It simply points to the past and pretends that each windows OS was a failure. Some undoubtedly were (Windows MEss) but Apple can't find actual snark to use about 7 itself. Beyond anything else this shows that Apple is actually … Continue reading It is interesting to note Apple’s latest Mac vs PC ad.