Are Software Vendors Trustworthy?

In an interesting article in the Sterling-Hoffman newsletter, Olin Thompson indicates that US corporations have changed their methods in buying software technology: “Buyers are skeptical of technology investments.  Buyers remember late 90’s and early 2000’s when they heard a roar

Market-Driven Gasoline Prices

In a recent issue of American Spectator, R. Emmett Tyrrell, writes a lucid analysis of energy usage and oil consumption: “The world can pump 85 million barrels a day. The world consumes 30 billion annually and will thirst for more

China Harvesting Human Organs

Those of you who read my blog realize that I’m very suspicious of the Chinese (read my previous postings on the Chinese Cyber Army, China Automotive Challenge, and China Sells Stolen US Technology)… There is a new addition to the Chinese

Wall Street & High-Tech Companies

During my vacation, I read a great book from Andy Kessler entitled, “Wall Street Meat”.  The author started his career as an engineer at AT&T and then spent years working as an Analyst at Wall Street investment banking firms (Paine

Apple Computer Celebrates 30th Birthday

You may not realize it, but Apple Computer is celebrating its 30th birthday.  The company that brought the graphical user interface to the desktop was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It’s interesting to go back in time

Reliable Movie Reviews

My wife and I are frequent moviegoers, and we try to research films that appeal to us before we lay down the $9 for a seat.  I’ve often used the Yahoo Movie site because it provided a summary rating from the

Technology, Marketplaces, & Wealth

I’ve been looking for a decent treatise for my sons, which explains the interrelationships of technology, marketplaces, and wealth.  I recently found a book by Andy Kessler called, “How We Got Here”, that does an admirable job providing a pragmatic

US Auto Industry and the UAW

In a recent article in the Detroit Free Press, Thomas Bray discusses the high cost of corporate welfare for the auto unions… “Even now many UAW members consider a job in the auto industry a sort of property right. And