When Microsoft Office 2011 came out on DVD, I tried to install it on this Mac, but the disk just ejected. When the disk worked in another computer, I realized that it was the first disc I'd tried to use since buying this Mac. Apple's Genius Bar swapped the drive in under an hour and I was able to install, but I realized our distribution methods have definitely changed.So that's cool, PC. You play discs. You probably have a serial port too.
As long as there were no machines, programming was no problem at all; when we had a few weak computers, programming became a mild problem, and now we have gigantic computers, programming has become an equally gigantic problem.
Kasparov is a writer, a political activist and a firm believer in the advancement of technology to solve world problems. When he speaks, he pulls no punches. “I feel we are now living in the era of the slowest technological progress in the past few hundred years,” he says, unsatisfied with consumer toys like smartphones and social network diversions.
He told the audience, comprised mainly of young Palantir software engineers, that humans are still using many of the same fundamental technologies invented in the past couple of centuries, like the internal combustion engine or the airplane. “Call it lack of courage or complacency, but to a certain degree we lost this passion for the sweeping changes,” Kaparov said.
From: Google Buzz <email@example.com>
Date: 2 November 2010 3:30:00 PM EDT
Subject: Important Information about Google Buzz Class Action SettlementGoogle rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we've reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (http://buzz.google.com), a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year.Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and recently reached a settlement in this case.The settlement acknowledges that we quickly changed the service to address users' concerns. In addition, Google has committed $8.5 million to an independent fund, most of which will support organizations promoting privacy education and policy on the web. We will also do more to educate people about privacy controls specific to Buzz. The more people know about privacy online, the better their online experience will be.Just to be clear, this is not a settlement in which people who use Gmail can file to receive compensation. Everyone in the U.S. who uses Gmail is included in the settlement, unless you personally decide to opt out before December 6, 2010. The Court will consider final approval of the agreement on January 31, 2011. This email is a summary of the settlement, and more detailed information and instructions approved by the court, including instructions about how to opt out, object, or comment, are available at http://www.BuzzClassAction.com.--------------------------------------------------------------------
This mandatory announcement was sent to all Gmail users in the United States as part of a legal settlement and was authorized by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.Google Inc. | 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway | Mountain View, CA 94043
"We heard from a number of people concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and reached a settlement."
The settlement acknowledges that we quickly changed the service to address users' concerns.
support organizations promoting privacy education and policy on the web
The more people know about privacy online, the better their online experience will be ... do more to educate people about privacy
To exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must send a letter or other written document by mail saying that you want to be excluded from In re Google Buzz User Privacy Litigation, No. 5:10-cv-00672-JW. Be sure to include your full name, address, reason why you want out of the Settlement, as well as proof that you used Gmail at some point after February 9, 2010, your signature, and the date. You must mail your request for exclusion so that it is received no later than December 6, 2010, to:You cannot ask to be excluded on the phone, by email, or at the Buzz Class Action website.CLASS ACTION ADMINISTRATORIn re Google Buzz User Privacy Litigationc/o The Garden City Group, Inc.P.O. Box 91088Seattle, WA 98111-9188