These days I carry phones for many major carriers. I once had 2 British cell phones back before you could rent phones in other countries. They had to bill to a British address so I used Bank of America in London, which billed my local Bank of America in Los Gatos, California, every month. I'd arrive and the phone… » 12/08/14 2:19pm 12/08/14 2:19pm

The ISP's are the ones who want to regulate us and inhibit innovation. Government oversight is called for to prevent bad actions that are not in the good interests of the users. A lot of our freedoms [supposedly] come from constitutional amendments that specify certain bad actions that an institution, Congress, is not… » 11/10/14 12:08pm 11/10/14 12:08pm

Actually, there was no design nor construction of this computer in any garage. It was designed and built in my HP cubicle at night and in my Cupertino apartment. The designs were passed out freely with no copyright notice so that others could build a useful computer at low cost. Others even had hand-built versions of… » 11/10/14 11:24am 11/10/14 11:24am

I use voice control for everything I can. We should not memorized structured procedures to get tasks done when the voice is so human and robust. It's what they said about 'graphics' back in the [memorized command] DOS days. I can say "Hey Siri, what is the distance from San Francisco to Dallas?" and get an answer… » 11/08/14 10:50am 11/08/14 10:50am

Once, while I was away from home, my son and 4 of his friends were arrested for this. I paid a large bail and looked up the charge. It was from the 'Patriot' act and under terrorism. Either none of the arrested kids knew who had shone the laser pointer or none of them talked and the charges were dropped. You should… » 10/26/14 3:23pm 10/26/14 3:23pm

Also, very cool sunglasses made with a different material, wood, are from Cardinal Eyewear, a Mexican startup. They look good on every face and have great hinges. These are the only sunglasses I carry, partly because of the looks, partly the originality, and a lot the comfort. These sunglasses are unlike every pair… » 10/24/14 7:47am 10/24/14 7:47am

There are 2 aspects to architecture, inside and outside. Gehry dazzles us on the outside but often I found the insides lacking in ways that I look for. I am a fan of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He is known for 'less is more' in architecture. Gehry has high paying clients. He gained his fame by using software designed to… » 10/23/14 5:55pm 10/23/14 5:55pm

I had a disdain for money and super wealth and unfair wealth distribution my whole life. I did not want to be in the billionaire club. As strange as it sounds, I felt that such could corrupt me. You have no idea how strong my ethics are in that way. I don't mind some wealth for my success but want to deal with normal… » 9/29/14 1:45pm 9/29/14 1:45pm

They have more than just those digits in the repeating sequence! I've worked on it for years. The -4444 number belonged to a local tow company and I'd call them about once a year asking how many trucks they had and how much they liked their number. Then one time it was available so I grabbed it. » 9/11/14 2:57pm 9/11/14 2:57pm

Bill Atkinson of Apple was color blind. I found this out in later years when a photographer in Los Gatos shooting my family told me that Bill had worked for him. Bill is now an accomplished nature photographer and had a lot to do with getting colors correct on printers. He also worked on 3 monochrome projects at… » 8/12/14 2:41pm 8/12/14 2:41pm