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The Personal Computer Radio Show – 02.14.18

Personal Computer Show Wednesday, February 14th 2018 Broadcast PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS 911 fees paid by phone customers “stolen” by states to fill budget gaps We’re a Lot Closer to 5G Deployment than You Realize| What are the differences between Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 365? Shipping Scam From China — What Is ‘Brushing’? …

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Jeffrey P. Snider – Worse Shape Than I Thought

If the Wall Street Journal meant to reach for reassuring comfort, they fell far short. After spending late summer last year and into the fall proclaiming that manufacturing didn’t matter (12%), the newest round of talking points are “false positives.” In other words, manufacturing and industry does matter, after all, but just “not enough” to tip into full recession. That …

A Field Guide to Negative Progress – John Michael Greer

I’ve commented before in these posts that writing is always partly a social activity. What Mortimer Adler used to call the Great Conversation, the dance of ideas down the corridors of the centuries, shapes every word in a writer’s toolkit; you can hardly write a page in English without drawing on a shade of meaning that Geoffrey Chaucer, say, or …