Why Google Places isn’t a smart use of QR codes

by Carl Natale on April 1, 2011

Honestly, I’m not celebrating the announcement that Google has removed QR codes from Places. Even though I’m on record declaring QR codes are dumb. I agree that Google Places isn’t the best use of the modern-day ink blots. Have you ever scanned a Google Places QR code displayed in a store window? I have. The […]

How neutral is the Google-Verizon proposal?

by Carl Natale on August 10, 2010

How bad can it be? If Google wants to ensure we can get whatever we want from the Internet, shouldn’t we celebrate? But the Google-Verizon proposal isn’t creating much celebration in the Interlands. Dan Gillmor has an interesting worry in his Salon column: The right way forward is to have sufficient bandwidth that we can […]