Recently several otherwise tech-savvy friends have been perplexed that I don’t just use Google for everything. They explain that I could use Google Voice for my U.S. phone number, use Google Checkout for The Mathematician’s Dice, sync my contacts and calendars through GMail, and log in to many things on the web using their OpenID service. And they wonder why I suffer a bit of spam instead of using GMail for my primary email account.
I’m not sure how much I buy it, but this scathing critique of Farmville is a must read.
Print media may have already crossed the Rubicon in its march past digital delivery towards obsolescence. But these interesting blog posts from 2008 collected into a 1,000-copy run of a print newspaper provide a nice counterpoint to the San Francisco Chronicle’s potential closure.