WE SPEAK ENGLISH BUT THE WORDS MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE You can take that headline–WHY WE MUST WRITE– several ways, depending on the tone and emphasis on each word: WHY. WE. MUST. WRITE. Read it out loud for … Read More »
A Good Tech Idea That Forgot About People After I published How’s That Food App Working For You? , I heard from quite a few food delivery drivers working for DoorDash and PostMates. I also heard from customers and merchants–none … Read More »
A PRIMER ON THE BASICS OF NUCLEAR CRAZY Well, your president seems to have gone even more ballistic these past few days, threatening North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen before.” He has now … Read More »
THIS MESSAGE IS PISSING ME OFF “FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD?” How many times have you seen this tiresome phrase? It’s especially irritating when you just changed the password for a particular site within the past week, and carefully made a … Read More »
Whaaaa? I had $500 and now it’s $100! Three different industries. Three bank account ripoffs. Same MO. No, it’s not identity theft. It’s outright illegal monetary theft. Companies you pay online or by phone for a product or service … Read More »
THE UBER EFFECT
Ever notice that some things we do in the name of justice, lead to unwittingly doing injustice to others?
It happens. Mostly because we don’t think through a scenario. We just hear about a new outrageous statement or event and click! It’s a way to cast a vote for humanity.
What Could Go Wrong?
Physics 101. Newton’s Third Law. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” It was amazing to observe the perimeter aspects of that Third Law at work when the “Delete Uber” meme permeated social media channels in early February. It was something “we the people” could do to make our voices heard, especially since 90% of Congress doesn’t seem to listen to us.
We just wanted the attention of the owners of Uber. We wanted justice for Americans who want to live in a safe, peaceful, caring, just and honest society where lives are respected and civility is exercised. We’d like to enjoy a true and structured democracy with checks and balances to over-ride egregious errors in judgment and ensure no one is above the law. That’s all. Continue reading
#ManyPeopleAreSaying Trump went a little too far Donny Trump’s most recent incendiary comments at a Trump fest in North Carolina have drawn some ire from esteemed columnist, thinker, reporter, writer and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Thomas L Friedman. The New … Read More »
You’re hungry but you just don’t feel like going out. Not to worry. There’s an app for that. Take your pick: Postmates, Instacart, Uber-Eats, Doordash, GrubHub, WaitersOnWheels, FoodToYou, and more. You don’t even have to call the restaurant. And you never have to step outside. Just … Read More »