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The Internet of Things? Yes, but ONLY if it is OPEN and ORGANIC

The Internet of Things as advertised today has huge security issues. But they are likely the smallest of its problems.

Indian companies learning about file formats the hard way

Some Indian companies recently got a lesson about file formats that the WHOLE world needs to learn. But it is a lesson that is at least ten years old.

Two dumb ideas: abandoning encrypted email and using phone numbers as account names

The text below is NOT mine. But I agree with pretty much everything it says, and it says things about email, instant messaging and online identity that everybody should know, here it goes.

That TERRIBLE LibreOffice tip that never dies

It is the one you keep finding scattered all over the Web. Here is another case.

A too often forgotten problem with the Internet of Things

There is a good article at Medium about “Ethical Electronics”, that is the need for a MUCH more environmentally responsible design of the Internet of Things (IoT). The most relevant parts, which say everything but one thing, are these:

What Linux "needs to target" is the PAST of its potential users

Ouch. Here goes another “Linux desktops” article that misses a crucial point: