Sunday , October 24 2021

James Murphy

Writer and creator covering the transformative effect of technology on everything it touches. The revolution will be decentralized.

Why You Need To Ignore The News

One of the smartest things I’ve ever done is to ignore the news. I haven’t watched network news or a 24 hour cable news channel in over a decade. I don’t read any of the mainstream news websites, nor do I read newspapers. I’ve been doing my best to willfully …

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Feds Say Drones Are For Killing, Not Commerce

I follow an account called ‘Inobites’ on Twitter and enjoy reading their thought provoking quotes on innovation like this one: Being #innovative means challenging what you do everyday to see if there is a faster, better and more #effective way. — Inobites (@inobites) June 11, 2014 In other words, innovation …

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National Park Drone Ban And The Preemptive Prohibition of New Technologies

On an otherwise slow news day one of the more widely reported stories has been the National Park Service’s sweeping ban on the use of privately owned drones in the parks under their jurisdiction. It also applies to model airplanes but it’s the au courant buzzword ‘drones’ that is the …

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Fed Plan for Phone GPS App Regulation Latest Reason Why Status Quo Sucks

Having successfully vilified texting and cell phone use while driving our Federal overlords are moving on to their latest target–cell phone GPS app regulation. For some reason they’ve decided that there’s a veritable slaughterhouse of Google Maps distracted deaths on US highways and that since we as citizens don’t have …

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