Gongol.com Archives: December 2009
Brian Gongol

December 31, 2009

Science and Technology The extraordinary rise of the text message
Americans were sending 50 billion text messages a month in 2007, and 110 billion a month in 2008. By mid-June of 2009, the figure was up to 135 billion per month. That figure was just 12 million a month in June 2000. Clearly, we have found something exciting about the lowly text message, which is barely different at all from the telegrams of the 1800s.

Computers and the Internet Internet refuseniks: Not as special as they think themselves
50% of American adults used the Internet in 2000. Now 80% do. And anyone who deliberately avoids the use of the Internet in 2010 looks cranky, just like someone who might have avoiding the use of a telephone or a television in 1962.

Business and Finance You know who wins in a bankruptcy? The attorneys.
There are real costs to bankruptcies

Humor and Good News Turning Alanis Morissette's song into something really "Ironic"

Recent radio podcasts