Technologically Overconnected

Friday, January 07, 2011

William Davidow, venture capitalist, former Intel executive, and the author of Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet, discusses the perils of living in an age in which the internet connects everything from credit default swaps to Hurricane Katrina, and why this interdependency is making us increasingly vulnerable to a global financial meltdown.


William Davidow

Comments [7]

1 cent per text!

Jan. 07 2011 11:04 AM
Mr. Bad from NYC

@ Catherine

It's probably a new virus called "system 32", look for its folder on your C drive and erase it immediately! Life will suddenly become much better !

Jan. 07 2011 11:00 AM
scnex from bx

The fact that compuserv and aol was a pay portal and the services of email was a service. You cannot mix the beginning with the end of a product cycle. This is an issue with those that a tech savvy and those who are not...

Jan. 07 2011 10:58 AM
Catherine from Long Island

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start charging per email. That is the one thing that will increase the quality of my life exponentially. I am going insane with all the emails people actually expect me to have read. If they had to pay even a penny, it would drastically reduce this onslaught.

Jan. 07 2011 10:57 AM

I'm sooooooooo tired of these WONKS!

Jan. 07 2011 10:57 AM

Whatever...charge for email. I'm nickeled and dimed enough. I HAPPILY use "free" email (cable bill, purchased computer etc.)

Jan. 07 2011 10:56 AM
Mr. Bad from NYC

Somebody got left behind ... this guy is just corporate board meat. What he doesn't know is killing him LOL.

Jan. 07 2011 10:55 AM

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