21st Century Travel: Economy

(See other articles in this series in the Travel section.) The Internet has made it possible to travel farther for less money than ever before. At a click or a tap, travelers find hundreds of options for transportation and accommodation. When I talk about apps, I'll go over the mind mapping software I use. I…

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How we cut our phone bill by 80%

Phone service is quickly becoming a commodity of negligible value, like email. (How much did you pay to send your last email message? You could work out your cost in network access, electricity usage, etc., but the time lost in calculating would be more than a month of messages sent.) "Making a phone call" is…

Medicare: Pick a drug plan this week

[Executive summary: If you know anyone using a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, point them to https://medicare.gov/find-a-plan/ this week.] Nelson Minar recently gave an example of government agencies beginning to catch up with the private sector with regard to web services. I'll offer another, not so fancy (though plenty of AJAX is on display), but very…