Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys And Gal

Changes at Microsoft, the ethics and economics of blocking ads and an NSA surveillance panel with no tech experts. The Computer Guys and Gal discuss these topics and more.

The announcement that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down raises new questions about what it takes to keep a tech company relevant and agile. An ad-blocking company's campaign to sell its own ads is prompting a debate over the ethics and economics of online advertising. The Computer Guys and Gal talk about news and trends in the tech world.

Guests

Bill Harlow

WAMU Computer Guy; and Hardware & Software Technician for MACs & PCs at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Inc.

Allison Druin

WAMU Computer Gal; Chief Futurist at the University of Maryland Division of Research; Co-Director of the Future of Information Alliance, University of Maryland

John Gilroy

WAMU Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development, Armature Corporation

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