Surface travels

As opposed to flying. The landscape is beautiful just the same, crossing the Apennines on a slow train between Foggia heading to Roma.

Car dashboards are ready for disruption

The Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk on Amazon seems like a joke but I believe it highlights how bad the dashboards of current cars are. I drive rarely but when I do I realize that in normal cars there is no easy way to take a fast note on a laptop *while parked* after a…

Anger and disappointment

Any time a person takes its own life, anger is around with sadness. I’m angry too and I share Lawrence Lessig’s thoughts: the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a โ€œfelon.โ€ This morning I was listening to a show in Italy a volunteer that…

Google is not acting in anti-competitive fashion

If I owned Microsoft’s shares I’d vote for the end of Ballmer’s era. How long before crazy gets crazier? Microsoft’s products are bad, they’re only sold because of network effects (dependency from proprietary, secret formats and protocols and old human habits). According to Federal Trade Commission there is no need for further investigation. Google’s FTC…