According to the ISPs and other folks, Net Neutrality is a threat to future Internet service because as the networks get bogged down there won’t be any way to distinguish between valuable and non-valuable transmissions. According to Silicon Alley, we’re going to hit major bandwidth shortages sooner rather than later on cell phone networks. If true, will this provide an opening for service differentiation on cell phones that can then be ported to regular Internet?

Nobody cleans their fridge anymore and the fridge-makers are trying to compensate.

There are concerns that recidivism rates will climb as ex-cons are unable to find work in the current economy. It’s better if they can find work on getting out, though I have to admit that they are a lower priority than the others. There is an argument, I suppose, that they should be made a higher priority because they’re more likely to misbehave if unemployed, but on a visceral level alone getting people to the front of the line because they committed crimes is just a no-go.

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, less women (or men, for that matter) majoring in stupid studies is a good thing. On the other hand, before we get too carried away trying to get women into geek careers, how about we find jobs for the men already there?

It’s not easy to make a whole lot of sense of this. Of the various things I had to offer in a relationship, knowing my way around technology was not among them. Nor did it seem was my reluctance to shave as often as my facial hair declares I should. Nor my extra poundage.


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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

3 Responses to Linkluster V

  1. Sheila Tone says:

    Snicker. Their example of a “geek” is Tobey Maguire.

    But I think I did tell the story once of how I went from liking a guy to being kind of repulsed when he couldn’t help me set up my Apple laptop. I’m not saying that was fair, just that it was.

  2. trumwill says:

    Was it sort of a “What good is a nerdy looking guy if he can’t do nerdy things” sort of thing?

  3. stone says:

    Actually, he didn’t look nerdy. He kind of looked like Elvis. He was a sax player and a law student. I had no justification for believing he should be able to fix my technical problems, other than that was what I’d come to expect from men.

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