Tale of the Tape

From the Blog: “Today IBM is unveiling a new milestone bringing to light work more than 15 years in the making between IBM researchers and Fujifilm. Together, we have set yet another new world record in tape storage – our sixth since 2006. Pushing the limits, we achieved 317 GB/in2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density onContinue reading “Tale of the Tape”

Techno-Feudalism and the Road to Serfdom

Pepe Escobar in Asia Times discusses Cedric Durand’s “Techno-Feudalism”: “When it comes to the new property rights of the new Eldorado, all power should be exercised by the Silicon Valley ‘pioneers’, a Narcissus bunch in love with their mirror image as superior Randian heroes. In the name of innovation they should be allowed to destroyContinue reading “Techno-Feudalism and the Road to Serfdom”