Politics and Electric Cars

November 21, 2012

Does electric car company Better Place discriminate against driving across the Green Line? Now, certainly, Better Place will be happy to sell you a shiny new 100% gasoline-free Renault Fluence, no matter where you live. But in our brief time driving our own Better Place car, OSCAR – the company’s personable if flaky GPS – […]

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Electric Range Anxiety and Big Brother

October 17, 2012

We picked up our brand new 100% electric car from Better Place on Sunday. Being an early adopter has its perks – when we walked into Better Place’s showroom, the entire staff stood up and applauded. There was a big screen reading “Mazel Tov Brian and Jody Blum.” We were given our own special license […]

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Getting a Charge in Jerusalem

October 12, 2012

I knew as soon as I’d read Saul Singer’s best selling book “Startup Nation” that I wanted one: a 100% electric car from the Israeli “startup” Better Place. Well, not exactly a startup. With an investment of over $750 million to date, Better Place is one of the highest-flying potential game changers to come out of Silicon Wadi. […]

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Introducing iAccomplish – My First iPhone and iPad App. It Will Help You Feel Better!

December 15, 2011

I am very excited to share with you my first iPhone and iPad app. It’s called iAccomplish and it addresses that sense you can get at the end of the day when you’ve been working so hard but you feel like you’ve accomplished nothing. iAccomplish lets you write down everything you do during the day, […]

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eBooks and Sex

January 26, 2010

I’ve written in the past both about eBooks and sex, two of my favorite subjects. My stated position on eBooks is that they will supplant printed books entirely within 20 years, probably less; newspapers and magazines will be entirely digital as early as 5 years from now. My recent article on sex explored how premarital […]

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