OK, that was a really misleading title, but in a way, it sums up what I have observed in the last few years.  There are so many people with smart phones, that as I’m sitting on the train typing this, 85% of the people in my car are looking at phones or tablets, headphone in,… Read More


This is Part II of a two part post.  Part I is here. (first draft – still needs edit) In late 2010, A man named Mohamed Bouazizi, running a small fruit stand in Tunisia set himself on fire as both a protest and a desperate cry against the brutish and tyrannical regime of Ben Ali… Read More


Yesterday Mubarak transferred some power to his Vice President signaling the beginning of the end of his 30 year reign. Today he stepped down with the military taking over power and all of Egypt erupted in celebration.   Almost as soon as his plane reached cruising  altitude the news broke and Twitter went nuts. This is… Read More