What is Open Data? Open Data is something with which we can Continue reading Brexit is also a wake-up call for the Open Data movement
I have a strong feeling that certain headlines and assertions about the Brexit result are if not factually wrong, at least very misleading. I refer to statements that summarize charts and tables like the ones above in this way:
- “The U.K.’s Old Decided for the Young in the Brexit Vote”
- “Brexit is a middle finger from the baby boomers to young people like me”
- “Young screwed by older generations”
- “Young voters wanted Brexit the least – and will have to live with it the longest”
Here are a couple of comments about the article “3D Printing: IP Vulnerability and Information Technology”, which are directly related to the EU research project DiDIY (Digital DIY) in which I am participating these days. In my opinion, THE most relevant paragraph of that article, the one that should receive more attention, is this: Continue reading Do you really need “IT controls” on the blueprints of your products? Probably not
It’s always fun, and useful, when two or more news, that somehow go against each other, are published in the same day. Last Friday we had: Continue reading Internet of things, who’s right? UK or Denmark?
FBI says that Apple must help them, because nobody else can do it, to unlock the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter. The complete story is quite more complex than this one-sentence summary, but there is one part of it that, as far as I can see has received almost zero attention so far (*): Continue reading What almost nobody is telling you about the ApplevsFBI case
Internet of Things. Smart homes. Smart appliances. Smart everything. How smart is the result? Continue reading The Really Smart Home vs the Internet of Stupid Things
Almost twelve years ago, I pointed out some links between Scouting and Free as in Freedom Software, like, for example, those between B-P’s call to Continue reading Bit Prepared, 12 years later? On Scouts and Free Software, again
“Star Trek creator didn’t have a clue of how computer actually work, and how to preserve digital documents, and the curators of his estate weren’t much better”: this should be the appropriate title for the story titled “How Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s words were freed from old floppy disks”. (but see the important update below!)
Continue reading Star Trek creator was clueless about computers
A long time ago, we had really smart mobile phones: devices compatible with any pocket, that wouldn’t distract us every second, but get enough signal even inside a cave, last one week without recharging, and years without breaking. Then we got dumb phones that do all the opposite. Continue reading The day the mobile phone took a wrong, dumb turn
Some months ago, TechCrunch reported that, on High-Tech cruise ships like the Quantum Of The Sea, “Wi-Fi is fast and it’s everywhere” for one specific reason that I really don’t like . Continue reading Good Parenting, or High-Tech Cruises?