Loon May Sound Loony, But The Implications Are Dramatic

Google is trying to increase the number of people who have Internet access with an experimental effort called “Project Loon”. The idea is to use high-altitude balloons to send and receive, as well as relay, signals that would carry data hash. It is the word, “balloon,” that provides the project a contraction that is the very namesake of the effort. Admittedly, on first read, one could easily presume loon actually referred to a crazy person,…

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No,Vivek, Google Is Not Fostering So Much Good Will

PROLOGUE There are few times I will read a post made by an author that I have no opinion. In the case of Vivek Wadhwa, who frequently writes on LinkedIn.com, I subscribe to his feed because his point of view is often just slightly at odds with my own perspective. This is just such an occasion. The post is about Facebook and Google, and it speaks to the history of each company, the mindset behind…

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