How To Be A “Least Valuable Product”

Thanks to the US Congress, a person’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) can use their browsing data pretty much without restriction. Some states, like Minnesota, are stepping up to do what’s right by their citizens — but your state might not follow suit. So how do you become a “Least Valuable Product?” What’s the deal? ISP’s…

Comcast continues to play the data cap game

Comcast’s business model is being slowly strangled. The phenomena of cord cutting has be steadily increasing and, as younger generations come of age, only will only accelerate in the future. Additionally, the era of the “home phone” is rapidly evaporating, taking with it yet one of the “growth markets” Comcast had been counting on in…

Cord Cutting, a 3 year reflection

In July of 2012 my wife came up to our room, where I was working on a sermon. Her face wore an annoyed expression and she was carrying a set of papers in her hand. Holding it out to me she said, “Would you take a look at this? They are out of their minds!”…

The right tools

I love this iconic image of my wife and son doing some homework on his iPad.  Looking at it got me thinking about how we can use the massive amount of information found on Internet to communicate, to research some noble endeavor, shop, and to find out that, “Beam me up Scotty” was never actually…

A New Language

In the fall of 1994 (several months after the clip below aired) I was introduced to “the Internet.”  My transport was a creaky old portable computer, my engine was a 9600 baud modem, and the highway was called “Prodigy.” I was blown away. It took forever to do anything, but the endless minutes I spent…