How Do You Answer the Phone?

“Hello” wasn’t always the first thing people said when they answered the phone. After the first proper phone service was started in the US in 1878, people said “Ahoy”. Hmm… I’ll have to give that a try.

Obama and Climategate

I won’t bore you with the details of Climategate. There are plenty of sites to read about the details.  Instead, I’ll just reference an article about the Obama administration response: Climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails

Email Spam… Now Caller ID Spoofing

Just about everyone is familiar with email spam…  Well, it appears the world now has Caller ID Spoofing.  This is a technique used by unscrupulous people to make phone calls that display a different phone number (and identity) on the Caller ID of

Comments about Common Myths

So much of what we take for granted as being true, upon greater scrutiny, ends up being just plain false. Collected here are some of our favorite punctured myths, misinformation and fallacies: 1) Sauerkraut didn’t originate in Germany. It got

The Evolution of Cell Phones

I just recently picked up the Palm Pre, and I am initially very impressed… I was just recalling the quantity of cell (mobile) phones that I’ve owned over the last 17 years.  My first phone was one of those Nokia