The fiasco surround the Iowa caucuses is an occasion to learn three lessons: what is a tech company, technology is hard, and why Facebook is like Microsoft.
Walt MossbergAs @benthompson says, one of the lessons of Iowa is that people in specialized fields (think medicine or government) choose unqualified cronies or vendors to make tech. Like Ben, I’m sure @Microsoft would have made a secure, simpler app.
Trading Betts is going to be a PR nightmare for the Sox. For years to come.
Walt MossbergThe @RedSox owners are wealthy. They own a highly valuable @MLB team, @LFC in the English Premier League, a cable network, and half a NASCAR team. But they traded the no. 2 player in all baseball for much lesser players to save money.
NLP's CEO and founder Alan Miller tells the story of the organization's founding and development.
Walt MossbergHere’s a short video on the founding of the News Literacy Project, ( @NewsLitProject) which turns 12 today. It’s the story of how @alanmillerNLP foresaw, all those years ago, the need for kids to have the skill to sort real journalism from misinformation.
Lamar Alexander and the end of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Walt MossbergWhatever you think about the President’s impeachment, the Senate’s refusal to even hear any testimony in a matter of this magnitude is a stark reminder of its utter decline as an institution. This article lays that sad situation out.