How Vodacom, MTN and Cell C make big money at our expense.

Image via Wikipedia I just came across an interesting article on the New York Times where Randall Stross decided to investigate the actual costs a text message has for a cellular network operator. Finally someone did the research I’d been too lazy to do for a while. As I suspected, a text/sms message is basically […]

Social Media Specialists, Whatever…

These two blue tits above give us a great reminder of what you get yourself into when you start looking for a social media specialist. Everyone’s on the bandwagon, so you’re better off approaching the straight-talking technical rockstar, someone with a proven skill, experience, ability and great in-depth knowledge of computing, the internet and all […]

AdGator Copies Text Link Ads [Blatant Design Piracy]

The single most irritating thing about South Africans, the interwebs, and web 2.0 is that nobody can dream up a single original idea and build it. (Except for, I’m hoping, this guy). We copy muti from digg, amatomu and afrigator from technorati, Synthasite from [choose-your-lame-site-builder], Blueworld “social network” (ahem!) from myspace, AmaGama/iBlog from WordPress.com/Blogger, Zoopy/YouTube, […]

How Vodacom, MTN and iBurst punch (gaping) holes in your corporate security

This week in MyDigitalLife: The hidden risks of mobile data card usage at the office. Tags: security, network, 3g, data, access, CEO, vodacom, mtn, iburst, internet, mobile

A Cellular Conspiracy?

Interesting reading the following few links are. Still, I’d prefer to be able to read in silence on a long flight than deal with my neighbours’ cheesy ring tones… http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/09/technology/personaltech/cellphones_inflight/?cnn=yes “The FCC rules have less to do with the effects on a plane’s navigation than concerns that cell phones on planes could wreak havoc with […]

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