Bits vs. Atoms

Bits vs. Atoms

Not too long ago, billionaire investor and Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel commented at a TechCrunch Disrupt conference that there is too much investment in “bit” companies and not enough investment in “atom” companies these days. (Tech author Nicholas Negroponte is credited with first comparing the “bit” versus “atom” economies back in 1995 in his book: Being Digital.) Read More »

Thought for the New Year

Thought for the New Year

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

While the exact origins of this great quote are a bit murky (some attribute it to the 25th President of Harvard University – Derek Bok; others attribute it to Eppie Lederer, a.k.a., “Ann Landers”; still others attribute it to writer Robert Orben), the gist of it is pretty clear: Regardless of the price of education, the cost of ignorance will always be far higher. Read More »