The EU’s disastrous proposed “Link Tax” law is a trojan horse gift from media giants, to kill off internet democracy and freedom.

Increasing inequality and decreasing upward mobility and opportunity in this century is well documented in Thomas Picketty's book, Capital in the 21st Century.  However, one of the few, if not only, counter-points to this disturbing trend has been the internet.  The internet has allowed innovation and hard work to compete with money and size.  Everywhere, … Continue reading The EU’s disastrous proposed “Link Tax” law is a trojan horse gift from media giants, to kill off internet democracy and freedom.

Uber makes its mapping software open source.

Needless to say, mapping software is extremely important to Uber.  Accordingly, it developed a proprietary mapping program called Kepler.gl.  It's browser based.  It's visually detailed and stunning.  Vivid visualization of data was a key goal in Kepler.gl's development.  And now, best of all, it's open source.  That is, it's available to the public, not only to … Continue reading Uber makes its mapping software open source.

Are Your Websites at Risk for an ADA Lawsuit?

Enacted in 1990, and amended multiple times since, the The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created to ensure equal access for people with a wide range of disabilities.   Title III of the ADA applies to "public accommodations," which essentially means businesses that are open to the public must provide equal access to persons with … Continue reading Are Your Websites at Risk for an ADA Lawsuit?