Commerce in a post-Wikileaks economy

You’ve likely seen the news that Visa, Mas­ter­card, PayP­al and oth­ers
are under dis­trib­uted deni­al of ser­vice (DDOS) attacks by folk who feel
that WikiLeaks head­man Juli­an Assange is being per­se­cuted for
dis­trib­ut­ing sens­it­ive inform­a­tion he…

Spending good money on nothing, it’s not a new concept.

Dis­clos­ure: I’m involved with an organ­iz­a­tion that has vir­tu­al goods and cur­rency  — and yes, you can exchange real money for vir­tu­al goods in it. The vir­tu­al eco­nomy is heat­ing up. GigaOm reports that Face­book Could Make $250M From Vir­tu­al Goods Next Year; make money from stuff that isn’t tan­gible. Stuff you can’t hold in […]

No reason NOT to get a new computer this year.

Only in Canada ‘eh? Pity! The recently announced Cana­dian Budget seems to have a dir­ect boon to me. I was­n’t expect­ing it. I was expect­ing more of the same gen­er­al eco­nom­ic stim­u­lus pack­ages, etc. But here’s some­thing that applies to me dir­ectly. Tem­por­ary 100-Per-Cent Cap­it­al Cost Allow­ance Rate for Com­puters In light of the eco­nom­ic slow­down, […]