Changing Technology

I like to try to keep up with developments in areas that might affect use of computing technology by individuals. Here are two items that I found interesting.  From “PC World” there is a link to an article about Google adding Android app availability to Chromebooks. I think that this is important since the Chromebook/Chrome OS option seems like a useful and inexpensive one for quite a lot of people. Then there is a link to an article about the current work of Tim Berners-Lee. His work is aimed at changing the way that personal data is managed. His direction is quite different from that of Google in terms of use of personal data. This exemplifies the struggle between big organizations that want access to data about you in order to monetize it and others like Berners-Lee, who is more interested in the rights and controls available to individuals. So, the two links actually pertains to opposing factions in the struggle.