Saturday, April 4, 2009

Announcing Tech Rant and Rave Blog - Rant 0, Rave 0

Announcing Tech Rant and Rave - a blog about technology, and personal opinions on what sucks (rants) and what is great (raves) about it.

First Rant - Rant 0:
The first rant is a meta-rant. The fact is that there are too many things about technology to complain about, so it's not possible to pick just one to start with. There are issues with ease of use (usability), reliability, performance and speed, energy consumption, and a whole lot more. Over the course of this blog we hope to document organizations who are so guilty of putting out bad or flawed technology that they make the Hall of Shame. In the meantime, this will serve as a forum to voice personal opinions about complaints and gripes - things about technology that are irksome and infuriating.

To kick things off, here is a list of things I personally would like to complain
  • spam
  • Microsoft
  • privacy issues
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Apple (Mac hardware, Mac OS, iPhone, iPod)
  • lack of free wi-fi

First Rave - Rave 0:
Like rant 0, rave 0 is a meta-rave, and is basically the same. There are so many amazing things about technology, and so many things people use today that are easily taken for granted, that no one thing can be picked first.

Again, I will kick things off with a list of things I personally am impressed with:
  • wireless internet
  • laptops
  • Apple (Mac hardware, Mac OS, iPhone, iPod)
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • cell phones
  • cheap power CPUs
  • cheap high capacity hard drives
  • and of course, the Interweb, which this blog could not be possible without
A few things made both my lists (and this is just off the top of my head) - the things we use and value the most can also be the ones that we are the most critical of.

Here's to a new blog.

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