Author Archives: Tom Long

Tom’s Top Tech of 2017

Welcome to my sixth annual roundup of the top 10 consumer tech products of the past year. My criteria are entirely subjective. My goal is to identify tech products that provide consumers a great user experience with bonus points for … Continue reading

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Is iPhone X the Real Deal?

Runtime 15 Minutes Engadget had a nice spreadsheet comparing the specs of the iPhone X with other flagship smartphones. I have translated this into pros and cons to help me think through whether this will be my next phone. iPhone … Continue reading

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Fake Media – Watching the Death of Journalism

I grew up in the era of Walter Cronkite, the Huntley-Brinkley Report, and later the reporters who broke the Watergate story, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. It may offend our modern sense that crowdsourcing is always better than curated, but … Continue reading

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Another Pillar Falls – the Senate

There are times when I think that perhaps I am witnessing the end of the American epoch. Riding to victory on the shoulders of our country’s white, less educated, males (Pew Research), Trump has ushered in a typhoon of chaos … Continue reading

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Those Who Cannot Remember

Happy President's Day. pic.twitter.com/bd3Hxoe7sS — Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 20, 2017 ‚ÄúThose who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana Have we so quickly forgotten the mistakes of our past that we now wish to … Continue reading

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