Blockchains and Cryptocurrency Mining on The Roundtable, 11:30 am March 20, 2018 Jesse Feiler Sun, 03/18/2018 - 17:15

Joe and Jesse venture into the wilds of the latest tech adventure in the frigid North Country (and the almost-as-frigid Pacific Northwest) to talk about Blockchains and Cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in Plattsburgh
Jesse Feiler Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:16

The City is considering imposing a moratorium on cryptocurrency operations which are using as much as 10% of the City's power supply. (The electricity rates are among the cheapest around.)

Will the City manage to regulate what matters (the amount of power) rather than the purpose of the power use?

The Roundtable 11:30 AM January 16, 2018

Some articles about CES 2018. We'll also talk about the trends that are emerging -- sensors and data to power the smartness (smart homes, smart cities, smart cars, smart planes...) and what that means for everyone including the people who don't think they're using those technologies or sharing their data.

Maybe the most interesting recent piece of news is from Horace Dediu of Asymco on The iOS Economy, Updated (read article)

On the CES from, here are some wrap-up articles:

CNET summary of phones 



And on the data collection side of things, a couple of recent articles to read and think about:

Alexa -- why? (NY Times)

Cars Collecting Data (Washington Post)

Does it seem as if we're in a lull? Jesse and Joe Donahue talk about it on January 16, 2018 at 11:30 for The Roundtable on WAMC.

Jesse and Joe Talk about Teleconferencing on The Roundtable, 11:30 AM Tues. Dec. 19, 2017

Skype, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, WebEx...

What are the differences among products and vendors in the teleconferencing world. These are terrific products for defeating the barriers of distance in getting people together, but there are significant differences. We'll talk about the options and differences as well as uses for general meetings, classes and training, and specific functionalities in areas such as medicine, customer support, and more.

For background here are three links to major groups of products and vendors: