John Paczkowski

Recent Posts by John Paczkowski

So Many Phones to Pick From, and I Had to Steal the Mot-Ebola

No need for any further deliberation: We have our 2012 Darwin Award winner. An opportunistic thief who stole a cellphone from a Ugandan hospital has gotten a particularly nasty comeuppance: The Ebola virus. His big mistake was taking the device from a patient in the Ebola isolation ward. That patient has since died, and now the thief, in an epic instant-karma smackdown, is back in the same hospital for treatment.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik