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The Killing IT Podcast

IT authors and entrepreneurs Ryan Morris, Karl Palachuk, and Dave Sobel provide commentary on the changing world of technology opportunities and emerging tech.

We want to expand the discussion from the SMB IT channel to all things tech - with one eye on the future and the other on profits. Join us!

Jun 25, 2019

Dave was off to New Zealand when we recorded Episode 13. So Ryan and Karl took on three topics on our own. Dave will be back next week.

We kick off with a discussion of social media moderation. In particular, why does one social media outlet (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) leave material up while another...

Jun 18, 2019

We start off arguing about whether to investigate and breaks up some of the big online services. Listen for Dave's challenge to the listeners!

Next up, we jump into the following article from the MIT Technology Review: Revising DNS to include Blockchain.

Questions include: Is there a problem that needs to be...

Jun 11, 2019

Topics here include technology in schools, Windows 7 EOL, and SpaceX.

Technology in schools has become more important than ever, but the "digital divide" is getting worse. Some districts have amazing, cutting edge programs while others are struggling to teach basic skills. As a consultant, it's easier to sell into the...

Jun 8, 2019

A follow-up to the topic we started last week.

We kick off with a discussion about ethics in emerging technology. Ethics need to be both internal and outward-facing. And the sooner ethics enters the discussion, the better.

Inventors don't normally consider the evil possibilities in their creations right from the start....

Jun 4, 2019

We kick off Episode 9 with our pet peeve slides from the front of the room. Give us your feedback: If you could eliminate one slide forever, what would it be?

... Wherein Ryan admits he has used more than his share of data slides ... leaving fewer slides for the rest of us.

From there we pivot to "The Dark Side of...