Information wants to be free. Unless it doesn't want to be. Nowhere was this more clear than on a recent vacation to one of the western hemisphere's last bastions of non-freedom, Cuba.
The Cubans we met were super-friendly, happy, and entrepreneurial. The culture was replete with amazing music, history, architecture, and national pride. And the beaches were amongst the best in the world.
The country, however, is literally cut off from much of the western world, largely because of the remnants of the 1960s cold war, and the philosophical divide between the American and [...]
There has always been a fringe element in society; and now, Social Media has provided an unwitting channel to help advance their agendas. Short of regulating Social Media explicitly, can anything be done about it?
In the traditional channels, there have long been built-in checks-and-balances to prevent abuse.With so few TV and Radio stations, newspapers, and magazines, these channels developed policies for who they would accept as an advertiser. And as journalists, their reporting was both objective fact-checked. It was hard for fringe elements to squeeze in.The cost of advert [...]
In the olden days, domain names were easy. Take your brand, add dot com (as in www.RandallCraig.com) and you're done. Those of us who didn't want to fight the squatters also registered the dot net and dot org versions: www.RandallCraig.net, www.RandallCraig.org. And of course, you might want to register your brand under a national domain: RandallCraig.ca, RandallCraig.us. And then there are a bunch of interesting country domains that might prove interesting beyond the geography: RandallCraig.TV comes to mind. And how about registering domains with deliberate misspellings, ju [...]