First off, I would like to preface this by saying that this doesn’t apply to everyone young or entering the workforce today. There are many very bright and talented young individuals when it comes to technology. I would also mention that the view of this from where I sit may not accurately represent a global perspective on the matter. I just want to dispel the common misconception that our youth, at least in my corner of the world, are technology leaders. Computer technology runs our world in more ways than ever before. People with a lack of serious tech skills entering the technology driven work force and economy are a disaster waiting to happen.
You have never been hacked, or at least the likelihood that what you perceive as being hacked wasn’t really hacking at all. People that don’t know any better often claim they have been “hacked” out of embarrassment for using poor passwords, weak security question answers, or falling victim to phishing attempts. Sometimes it is just ignorance in general.
The vitriol and hate in response to Google’s decision to move away from NPAPI support is just astounding. You would think that Google was trying to steal their first born children. The ranting and the hatred in some of the comments at the Chromium Blog and other threads over the matter is crazy and born entirely from a place of ignorance. These folks clearly do not understand plug-ins or the direction web browsers are going out of necessity.
Just to make sure you know what we mean by “Death of the Mall”, a short intro; Online shopping and “mobile retail” became the bane of physical shops and malls. Seph Lawless’s coffee-table book “Black Friday” will take you through a virtual tour of an example. This is old news to many people. But when will the hunter, again become the hunted? What will dig a grave for online shopping or mobile retail?
When we discuss wearables in a consumer sense we are talking about smartwatches. Sure, the wearable market actually includes other products, such as for health purposes or devices that a worn all over the body. However, in a consumer sense it is smartwatches and fitness bands that make up the wearable market, products that offer an array of features beyond their core function.
We’re talking about a power that has no leader, no borders, no single agenda or philosophy – a power that is truly hard to define. A power that made impact. A power that made history. The best way to explain this, is to talk about the group called “Anonymous”.
The tech world is rounding on Adobe Flash, fire torches and pitchforks in tow, internet giants want the plug-in out of town. In fact, Mozilla and Google have removed Adobe’s Flash from Firefox and Chrome entirely, effectively banning the plug-in on their services. The twenty year old software has recently been discovered to be carrying a number of major security flaws that means machines using the software can be easily hacked.