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

Great Adages

Amara’s law — “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run”. Gall’s law — “A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a

Czars and Engineers

Here is a story from a senior level Chrysler person … via Slick Monday morning I attended a breakfast meeting where the speaker/guest was David E. Cole, Chairman of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), an Engineer with 40+ years