Scarcity and Abundance in Cyberspace

Scarcity and Abundance in Cyberspace

Digital cryptocurrencies and NFTs are all over the news these days, as the April 2021 issue of the SWCP Portal points out. Every day, breathless stories detail the latest developments in this rapidly-evolving field. Lately it’s been a real rollercoaster ride after...

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Apple Ushers in Sea Changes to the PC Industry

Apple Ushers in Sea Changes to the PC Industry

By Mark Costlow, SWCP President Adapted and updated from the SWCP Portal, January and February 2021 In a move that was largely unnoticed outside tech circles, Apple recently introduced a new range of laptops using their own CPU chips. Called Apple Silicon, the current...

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What Cellphone Generation Numbers Mean

What Cellphone Generation Numbers Mean

Technical jargon can often be confusing to ordinary users, and with all the hype surrounding mobile telephones can particularly dizzying. Advertisers nowadays talk excitedly about “5G” and how that is superior to “4G”, for instance, as if everybody understands exactly...

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Radioactive Diamond Power

Radioactive Diamond Power

One sure indicator that we are living in the future is that proposed or brand-new technologies often sound right out of science fiction. In a world of jetpacks, laser cannons, rockets that land upright, self-driving trucks, talking robot assistants and virtual...

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A Small Bit of Good News

A Small Bit of Good News

You may notice your Internet service bill is smaller this month. The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) was first enacted in 1998. It directed states not charge sales tax for Internet access. There was a grandfather clause which allowed states which were already taxing...

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