Category: Technology

How to get unlimited cell phone data for FREE

I now have a cell phone plan that offers unlimited calling. Amusingly, AT&T sent me a letter about it, printed with ink on pieces of paper. AT&T then sent me an e-mail telling me that my “unlimited” data plan from a decade ago will be going up $5 a month...

Bad design is everywhere

I just got a hand-me-down Apple keyboard.  It’s wireless.  It has a power button which can be momentarily depressed.  When you push it, a tiny little light shows up to let you know that the keyboard is on.  Apparently, it shuts itself off automatically, or the manual alleges it can...

Captchas

Hello for the month of June 2007.  To those who complain about the paucity of material: I remind you, this is a free service!  Send me on assignment to another country, I’ll post once a day. There was a good article in the paper today about CAPTCHAs.  These are the...

More on Google Book Search

I couldn’t help writing a rejoinder to those defenders of Google Book Search and, of course, good old Banks.  Because everyone should have the right to own their own content, however, I’ve posted it here on Before.  Why should World get all the good material?  For those who haven’t been...

I hate Google

Today, the Times reports on MSN Search, Microsoft’s answer to Google. According to the Times, “The new look consists of an empty white screen that loads blissfully quickly, even over dial-up connections, and an empty, neatly centered text box where you’re supposed to type in what you’re looking for. …...