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TechWite -News, opinion, commentary, and analysis about technology of interest to me. Maybe to you too. NJFG – Not just for Geeks. Sometimes I’ll provide tips and helpful information, but that is not the sole purpose of this site. It is an outlet for my thoughts, creativity, and occasionally insights into developments in the technology arena.

Note: Since 2016 TechWite has not been Tech-writing. Why not?

About the time I was grey-sourced from my corporate job, I realized that the beauty and hope and opportunity and creativity of the Internet and new Tech was devolving into something ugly. Anyone who reads could see where this was going.

  • Blatant greed of people and businesses – weekly or daily news of Facebook and Uber and Amazon (and all the other) deliberate assaults on privacy dressed up by self-absorbed egoistic and unenlightened selfish developers, entrepreneurs, founders, and geniuses promoting their “disruption”. They want your time, money, and personal information to enrich themselves. Perhaps they really believe they know how to make the world better, but sic semper tyrannis.
  • Pervasive hacking of every bank, corporation, institution, and government. You could see it before it was revealed and confirmed by Snowden. Before the Russians turned the elections of 2016, and before the “Great Hack” of Facebook by Cambridge Analytica.
  • If that wasn’t bad enough—we’ve also seen a more basic and personal assault on intelligent creativity in the decline of user interface design! After twenty or thirty years of progressive improvement—Microsoft, Google, and for God’s sake, even Apple, threw it all out! Sure, Jonny Ive, we have beautiful products, but they are NOT intuitive, easy, or simple. They are not elegant.

That’s what I was writing about, all of it, and I got tired of hearing myself, and especially, hearing myself in the unpaid chorus. There’s still some good material in the TechWite blog, and some fun and interesting history, and potentially amusing commentary of questionable merit.

TechWite still Tweets now and then, and I may occasionally be compelled to Tech-write. But mostly I spend my writing time here.

Everything expressed in this blog, unless otherwise noted, is my own, and does not represent the thoughts, opinions, values, etc. of the companies, employers, or editors I have worked for, past, or present. Products, product names, logos, and so on are the property of their respective owners. Though not identified as such, there may be entries that are partially or entirely fictional, springing only from the wells of my imagination. Caveat lector. I may include links or in other ways monetize this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Caveat emptor. WordPress may junk it up with its own advertisements. Caveat Inkernet.

Thanks for stopping by!!

P.S. Why the name? —Have you tried to find a “Tech” name of your own? I like the archaic meaning of “wite”. Look it up.

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