Aaaaaaand… We’re Back!

I no longer believe in the technological fairyland that is known as “The Cloud.” The Cloud is the latest technology buzzword that dot-com companies are banking on to keep the industry afloat for a little longer.  You’ve probably seen TV commercials that mention “the cloud.”  Or if you read a lot of business magazines, the suit-and-tie version of it is “SaaS” (Software as a Service). The cloud...

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Thank You For Your Patience

Due to an error at Google, the Chicago Architecture Blog is temporarily mostly unavailable. The Chicago Architecture Blog was hosted in Google’s Blogger/BlogSpot cloud service. Several days ago, all of our blogs hosted there simply vanished. It’s not just us. Google appears to have accidentally erased thousands of people’s blogs. And a quick Google shows that this isn’t the first time. Currently there is no...

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The Chicago Architecture Info Forum Launches

A couple of months ago, some people approached me about starting an online forum for people to talk about Chicago.  They told me they were frustrated by the quality of other internet fora, some of which are so large that it’s like being lost in a crowd at Wrigley, and others that are so full of anger and hostility that people are afraid to express their opinions.  Some have elements of both. I sat on the idea for a little while,...

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Kindling A Desire For Chicago

I don’t own a a Kindle, but a see lots of them all the time in the various Starbucks stores that dot my neighborhood.  They seem very popular and people like them a lot.  I was originally holding out for Nook for Christmas, but that didn’t work out.  Now I’m thinking about an iPad, but that’s a different story. Why do you care? Because if you are a Kindle owner, you can now subscribe to the Chicago Architecture...

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