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Continuity of Thought

The most irritating form of privacy intrusion is the increasing trend in video advertising. As print advertising declines, the Internet is awash in advertising. Publishers must receive income to cover the cost of quality journalism and creative productions. The question is how the income is derived. Some people love their brands and are happy to hear from them, but […]

Siddhartha Mukherjee and Apple

This post reflects on two amazing sets of accomplishments. First is about a Medscape One-on-One, in which Eric J. Topol, MD, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD. Dr. Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography […]

Mint and Quicken for Bitcoin

The Coinbase Blog announced that the company formed a partnership with Mint, the 10-million user personal financial management service. This is a good move, and it caused me to think about the key factors that will determine the success of Bitcoin. There are many technical, trust-related, adoption, regulatory, and other factors that will determine the ultimate fate of […]

Continuity of Thought

There are many issues regarding our privacy or lack thereof. From my perspective, the most irritating form of privacy intrusion is the recent trend in video advertising. Although there are examples of subscription-based content that is advertising-free, it is true that advertising is necessary to cover the cost of most journalism and creative productions that […]

Peggybank at patrickWeb

Click image to enlarge The origin of the word Peggybank is peg as in mpeg or jpeg, the format for compressed movies and pictures. Most of us that have been around for more than a few decades have 8mm films, VHS video tapes, 35mm slides, boxes of photographs, baseball cards, ham radio QSL cards, etc. in our […]