‘Nutrition’ labels for Internet services – better transparency?

Consumer transparency Examples: promo rates, monthly cost bumps after first year, extra charges for exceeding monthly data quota, “typical” Internet speed caveats. This is something that’s always bothered me about high-speed Internet (broadband) service providers. All those promo solicitations in the USPS mail and online – rates which only are for new customers and for… Continue reading ‘Nutrition’ labels for Internet services – better transparency?

The new year 2024

2023 was likely the hottest year on record … megadroughts … megafires … megastorms & floods … mega migrations … and all the political & social impacts. In the New Year, complacency is not an option – misinformation exploits hopelessness. • Wired > “Yes, the Climate Crisis Is Now ‘Gobsmacking.’ But So Is Some Progress” by Matt… Continue reading The new year 2024

Merry Christmas 2023

My holiday card this year in the cosmic greetings, Santa-in-Space series. What another year … how to handle the challenge of cheer?so, Santa’s adapted, got some new gearamidst all the clutter & clatter,swiftly gauging every matter even the Claus is down with AI,for transport does he deftly relyto artfully supervise a lot,answering wishes by merry… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2023

ChatGPT at one year – we cut our path in moving on

“Our future will be characterized by a tension between copilot (AI as collaborator) and autopilot (humans as sidekick to AI). The latter is more efficient and cheaper in a narrow labor economics sense but troublesome in all sorts of ways.” – Wired > email Newsletter > Steven Levy > Plaintext > The Plain View (December… Continue reading ChatGPT at one year – we cut our path in moving on