Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

July 3, 2012 10:40 pm
Technology - Bill Davidow - What Happened to Silicon Values? - The Atlantic

Excellent points, however I think the author misses one major component of the issue, and that is that in a lot of cases consumers aren’t technically customers. Sure Facebook and Google have to keep us happy to an extent, but ultimately the money is being made elsewhere. Unlike the tendency of others commenting on this dilemma I don’t see this as a definite threat, but it certainly creates incentives that could make decisions that are harmful to the single person enticing. It is still wrong for business practices to exploit and abuse the consumer, but what these businesses do has changed and that has played a major role in the shift in mindset.

June 14, 2012 12:09 pm
"The reason people don’t want to be in Silicon Valley is because while it’s awesome for the tech community, (and) is so deep in terms of people thinking about technology, that’s all there is, right? You don’t have the fashion industry, or the media industry, or even finance. Those things make it so you get this variety of experience in New York that’s kind of lacking in Silicon Valley."

Facebook exec tells the truth: New York City bests Silicon Valley (NY Daily News)

As cool an area as silicon valley has seemed to me I have always felt there’s no way it has NY’s diversity

May 20, 2012 12:21 am
Mark Zuckerberg Surprises Party Guests with New Marriage

Whether he “stole” the idea for Facebook might be debatable but come on, Zuck totally ripped off “Parks and Recreation” on this one.

September 13, 2011 12:49 am
Bubble Boys

Out in Silicon Valley, the last bastion of full employment, the Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs of the future are staying up all night writing code in dorms.