I rant about the FCC’s recent proposal concerning net neutrality, why appeasing big money and corporate interests were always the inevitable direction of the internet, and how content providers and cloud services have already planned for the dawn of commercially prioritized bandwidth, delivery and access.
I rant about US Airways’ lewd tweet and why the employee responsible should be fired despite the mistake, how a man posing as a town’s mayor on Twitter shows our rampant political unawareness, and why the venture funding of a beauty company is purely spin to deflect sexist claims in the tech industry.
I rant about the recent outing of Mozilla’s CEO after his political views came to light, the campaign to cancel the Colbert Report after a satirical tweet was taken out of context, the celebration in the death of Ken Phelps, and how they all show a hypocritical, narcissistic view of persecution and a complete disregard to the definition of tolerance.
Adam Clark of Bottlerocket Creative and The Gently Mad joins me to discuss being honest with yourself, the fear of not being accepted, everyone’s inner desire to be respected and admired by peers, basing decisions on how other people will react, and coming to terms with who you are and where your life is.
I rant about my frustration with iOS 7.1’s new shift key design, why Amazon really increased the price of a Prime subscription, how Pono or any single purpose music player will ever be more than an niche audiophile item, and why New Jersey’s ban on Tesla sales shows how much under-the-table campaign money is being peddled between car companies and politicians.
For the hundredth episode milestone, my father Joe Cooper joins me to debate the value of a college degree, why the education system in this country has become a self-perpetuating failure, whether or not new technology has limited the current generation’s ability to communicate effectively, and how he and the baby boomers are responsible for screwing everything up.
I rant about the useless “journalistic” pursuit of unmasking the true identity of Bitcoin’s founder, why it shows the cult-like craze by techno-utopians to legitimize digital currencies, and how people don’t care about the origination of money as long as they can exchange it for products and services in the real world.