November 30, 2012

Tech Blunders, Catastrophes & Epic Fails of 2012

Zack Whittaker, ZDNet

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Thanksgiving is over, and we're heading into December. It's time for a look back at all the blunders, catastrophes, epic fails and major screw-ups of 2012.

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November 28, 2012
Bubble? A Startup Crunch May Be Near
Adrianne Jeffries, The Verge
Over the weekend, widely-respected startup investor Fred Wilson posted a lengthy blog post musing over the implications of some uncomfortable data: startups in the trendy consumer internet space are having more and more trouble... more ››
November 27, 2012
When Technology Enables Evil
Roger Forsgren, The New Atlantis
Someone designed the furnaces of the Nazi death camps. Someone measured the size and weight of a human corpse to determine how many could be stacked and efficiently incinerated within a crematorium. Someone sketched out on a... more ››
November 26, 2012
Welcome to a Tech World of No Control
Bruce Schneier, Wired
Some of us have pledged our allegiance to Google: We have Gmail accounts, we use Google Calendar and Google Docs, and we have Android phones. Others have pledged allegiance to Apple: We have Macintosh laptops, iPhones, and iPads;... more ››
November 28, 2012
Open vs. Closed Systems: What the Future Holds
Steve Wildstrom, TP
Since the beginning of the personal computing era. there has been a struggle for dominance between open and closed systems. The early open CP/M computers gave way to the relatively closed Apple ][. The closed Mac was beaten by... more ››
November 28, 2012
The Hunt for a Better Butter Churn
Farhad Manjoo, Slate
A few years ago, on a lark, I decided to make butter. This sounds like it might be some kind of arduous, gourmand pursuit, but it was quite simple. Following chef Daniel Patterson’s instructions, I bought a whole lot of... more ››