Does Anybody Read Terms and Conditions?

Time and again, someone pulls a prank getting consumers to agree to outrageous things that are included in the terms and conditions and without fail consumers rush to claim the benefit without reading the terms. 2010 – Gamestation In 2010, UK video game e-tailer Gamestation changed its terms and conditions to add the language below as…

The Dumbest Things Said About the Internet

Last week, long-serving Wisconsin Congressman James Sensenbrenner sought to defend his vote repealing FCC internet privacy rules, by telling constituents that they don’t have to use the internet if they don’t like it.  In doing so, the former House Judiciary Committee Chairman evoked memories of the late-Senator Ted Stevens and joined him and some others…

14-May-1888: A Geek Star is Born

Tesla Speaks to the IAEE On this day in 1888, Serbian-Ameircan Nkola Tesla presented his inventions in his first lecture on “A new system of motors and transformers of alternate currents” to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE). Immediately after that lecture, the Westinghouse Co. bought his 40 patents on polyphase currents. In Pittsburgh…