By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
Nerval's Lobster writes "Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen begin their new nonfiction book, The New Digital Age, with a rather bold pronouncement: 'The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history.' Subsequent chapters deal with how that experiment will alter life in decades to come, as more and more people around the world connect to the Internet via cheap mobile phones and other devices."
Keep reading to see what Nerval's Lobster has to say about the book. The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
author Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
reviewer Nerval's Lobster
summary A survey of how the coming technological revolutions could look.Read Replies (0)
By timothy from Slashdot's buy-cheap-sell-dear department
has generated a lot of buzz," writes frequent contributor Bennett Haselton, "but it's hard to see how it could ever be more than a novelty unless they change two key features of their process. Fortunately, they already have
all the infrastructure in place for bringing inventions to fruition, so that with these two changes, Quirky really could deliver on their early promise to change the way products
get invented." Read on for Bennett's thoughts — which seem more sensible than quirky.Read Replies (0)
By Roblimo from Slashdot's after-the-sledgehammer-falls department
Russell Chozick owns a small company in Austin. TX, called Flashback Data
that recovers data from messed-up hard drives. And SSDs
and Flash memory, too. How badly damaged does a drive have to be to defeat Russell and his crew? Apparently, smashed to bits. Not long aqo we did a video about a company that destroys data on hard drives
, and we've had at least one Ask Slashdot where the question was, "What's the Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?
" In today's video, Russell is talking about the opposite of destruction -- except that he destroys
data upon request, too. Obviously, checking the wrong box on a customer order form could cause big problems at Flashback Data, couldn't it? Let's hope they never do that -- and let's hope we all back up all of our data so we never need to use a data recovery service. You do
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By timothy from Slashdot's 'cause-that's-how-they-roll-or-rather-don't department
Barence writes "Ubuntu has shelved the idea of moving to rolling releases, and will continue to release a new version every six months. Earlier this year, Ubuntu developers discussed the idea of moving to rolling releases, with new features added to the OS as and when they were ready. However, In an interview with PC Pro, Canonical CEO Jane Silber said the developers had taken a 'cold, hard look at our long-standing practices' and decided to stay with twice-yearly releases. It has, however, cut support on non-LTS releases from 18 to nine months."
Today, the Ubuntu team have released the latest iteration of Ubuntu, 13.04
("Raring Ringtail"), along with variants like Kubuntu 13.04
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