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Remember Those Disposable DVDs?

Today’s subject is the history of technology, and predictions we used to make about where we’d be today. So, if I really wanted to, I could go way back in time and write something cliché about what previous generations predicted we would have been driving...

My Most Powerful Business Tool: The iPhone

Every once in a while, when I pull out my iPhone to put in a calendar item or check my email, someone standing next to me will strike up a conversation about smartphones and eventually say something like “I would get an iPhone, but they’re too expensive...

MacWorld’s Shortened URLs

It’s no secret—I like URL shorteners. A lot. And as long as my mind’s still stuck on the subject of technologies that were ahead of their time… I was leafing through my MacWorld magazine at the kitchen table the other day, and saw (as I’ve seen...

Remember AOL Keywords?

How many of you remember watching TV about a decade ago, and seeing commercials for large, well-known companies (and I mean really large ones—say, for example, Proctor & Gamble) and hearing “visit us on the world wide web at www.tidedetergent.com, or type in...