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Internet of everything

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If you have not heard of Internet of Things (IoT), here is a definition offered by a large silicon valley company.

Cisco defines the Internet of Everything (IoE) as bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before-turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.”

This is indeed very exciting, but a recent NYTimes blog struck a cautionary note on the implications of this exponential proliferation of data and information, especially at a personal level. Scott Adams has captured this sentiment (lame use of these new capabilities) quite brilliantly in the panel of cartoons below.





Written by asterix98

May 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm

More on taxing the rich – Scott Adams

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This weekend there was another brilliant piece in the WSJ by Scott Adams – Driving the Rich into the Sea .

Here are some excerpts

“….This was a pivotal moment in life’s long march from amorphous sea snot into the highest form of mammalian beings—hedge-fund managers. ”

“….It will start innocently with a modest tax increase on the rich, the same way you might pluck a chicken to give it fair warning before you barbecue it. The final phase will involve a tax rate on the top 1% of earners that is so high it can’t be described without the Viking word for pillage.”

Social commentary combined with humor at its best.

Written by asterix98

October 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Posted in humor, scott adams

taxes for the rich

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Scott Adams, I love this guy!  If you missed his brilliant piece – How to Tax the Rich –  in this weekend’s review section on the WSJ please read it. There is humor, biting commentary on politics, and loads of deep insights into human behavior (just like his cartoons).

Here is a follow up article – Best Ideas to Tax the Rich . More laughs…..

The premise : the rich are not excited by the idea that if they pay higher taxes they can actually save the country.  They need to feel that they are getting something in return.

Adams suggests that the country can reciprocate their paying higher taxes by offering five benefits : ”  time, gratitude, incentives, shared pain and power.”

Time benefits include , using carpool lanes when driving alone, preferential treatment at the DMV, parking in handicap spaces ……

Anyway, I don’t want to butcher it by paraphrasing it for you, read it…thoroughly enjoyable.

Written by asterix98

February 3, 2011 at 6:38 am

Posted in scott adams, taxes rich

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