A few years ago, those little iHome alarm clocks started to appear in hotel
rooms. Cool gadgets that you could mount your mobile phone to battery charge
or play the music on the device. We also had a few in our home. They worked
perfectly for the iPhone 4 since the connector was that 1 inch protruding
plug. When I got the iPhone6, those clocks instantly became useless.
Obsolete. At least the phone connector part lost its value.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while.
The rate of obsolescence. The state when an object, technology, service or
practice is no longer needed or wanted… even though it still may be in good
working order. E-waste is the fastest growing segment of the waste stream.
With the technological advances, not only are we buying the latest and
greatest electronics but we’re also dumping perfectly good, working devices
at silly rates. There was eve... (more)
With 2016 crossing the half way point, let’s take a look at some technology
trends thus far.
Breaches: Well, many databases are half empty due to the continued rash of
intrusions while the crooks are half full with our personal information.
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there have been 522
breaches thus far in 2016 exposing almost 13,000,000 records. Many are health
care providers as our medical information is becoming the gold mine of stolen
info. Not really surprising since the health care wearable market is set to
explode in the coming years. Many of... (more)
Fun and a little mental.
If you’ve been following along the DevCentral team’s journey toward F5
Certification, then you may be aware that we were in Chicago last week for
F5’s Agility 2016 conference and took our 101 Application Delivery
Fundamentals exam. I am happy to report that all of us, Jason, John, Chase
and I, passed our exams. I gotta tell you, it’s a relief since I didn’t
want to title this article, ‘Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.’ Good song but
wanted to avoid that.
We started this excursion back in April (me in March) with the team deciding
to create a study group. Eac... (more)
The digital society has emerged.
Today’s always-connected world and the applications we interact with are
changing the way we live. People are mobile, our devices are mobile, and by
all accounts, everything that is a noun – a person, place or thing – will
soon be connected and generating data… and all that traffic is destined for
an application – that could also be portable – located somewhere in a
But not all data traffic is created equally and critical information might
need some action that requires automation of the deployment process. At the
same time, organiz... (more)
In the 1946 classic ‘Hair Raising Hare,’ Bugs Bunny asks, ‘Have you
ever have the feeling you were being watched? Like the eyes of strange things
are upon you?’ Like Bugs often did, he breaks the fourth wall and involves
the audience directly, invoking a feeling that someone is looking over your
Today, it is likely the case that you are being watched by the strange
(internet of) things that are starting to infiltrate our homes, cars, bodies
and the whole of society. While there is a mad rush by people purchasing
these things and a similar rush for companies to develop ... (more)