Google Chrome OS isn’t Linux?

Add one more to the tech journalism hall of shame. From PC World‘s “Google’s Chrome OS May Fail Even as It Changes Computing Forever”: First, Google will compete with another operating system, Linux, that has tried fruitlessly to replace Windows on consumer PCs. The Linux camp will give it another go with a Linux variant […]

Tech “journalism” – smacks forehead

Just spotted this “article” on ZDNet called Ubuntu allies with Amazon and Dell. It opens The next Ubuntu release, dubbed Karmic Koala (k is the 10th letter of the alphabet and this is officially release 9.10) is drawing attention for its support for clouds and its improved desktop. [Emphasis added] And apparently Dana Blankenhorn has […]

Whom do blog spammers think they’re fooling?

I’m always appreciative of comments on my blog, even from those who disagree with me (as long as people can be civil about it). It’s one thing to know “X visits have been made to your blog,” but it’s another to know what people actually think (I agree / I disagree / I sort of […]

Full Frontal Feminism Indeed

Right now I’m reading Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti, and I have to say, with a few rough bumps along the way, it’s an impressive piece of literature. Most of the feminist works I’ve read—while rationally argued, fully annotated, and well-written—are dry and too academic for […]