Pandora+iPhone = Excellent car radio even in Lubbock

Michael Giberson I haven’t been much of a radio music fan since, I don’t know, high school.  I liked music that wasn’t played much by the local radio stations and in general the signal-to-noise ratio on most radio stations was too small.  Cassette tapes, then CDs were part of the answer, but that cuts off … More Pandora+iPhone = Excellent car radio even in Lubbock

Raising a generation of grittier children

Michael Giberson Do we need “grittier” children?  No, not messier children, but children with more grit, as in more stick-to-it-iveness and dedication.  A growing body of evidence is supporting the obvious – that success requires dedication and effort as much or more than intelligence.  Maybe obvious, but for decades the U.S. educational system and career … More Raising a generation of grittier children

Smart meter benefits mostly going to utilities so far

Michael Giberson Regular readers of Knowledge Problem will know that both Lynne and I are enthusiastic about the potential for smart meters and the smart grid to benefit consumers. (The difference between us on this topic is that she knows much much more than I do.  Examples: One, two, three, and four.)  But, as Lynne … More Smart meter benefits mostly going to utilities so far