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Is “Degrowth” the Next Big Thing?

April 7th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Blogs, Consumer issues, Economics

The counterculture of the 1960s (which really dated between the 1950s and early 1970s) was in part a reaction to and rejection of the consumerist culture that emerged in western societies in the post-WWII decades. One thread in the counterculture embraced simpler styles of living, valuing nonconsumption and voluntary poverty over the glitz and glitter […]

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Top marks for Microsoft Office on iPad, iPhone

April 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Computers, Consumer issues

Okay. I’ve been an Apple Computer user since the Apple II first came out. Our first Apple was a black model sold under the Bell & Howell label. Probably very collectible today, if we hadn’t given it away after years of use. We went through a series of Apple II’s in various models and configurations, […]

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Mayor’s office responds to safety issues during ongoing Waialae repaving

March 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Consumer issues, Politics

Back on March 13, a reader questioned the dangerous driving conditions during a long repaving project along Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki. As I wrote at the time, the roadwork hit the news last month when cars were bottoming out in a dip near 12th Avenue, where new asphalt was put down while the ground underneath was still […]

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Hilo Airport still displaying long out of date flight info

March 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Consumer issues, Politics

Back in October 2011, perhaps the last time I was in the Hilo airport, I made a short video showing traveler reactions to a flight status display in the waiting room that was hopelessly out of sync. The flight info was several days old and 12 hours off. Watching people unsuccessfully try to find their […]

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Antique Alley reopening at new Kakaako location

March 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Business, Consumer issues, History

Antique Alley, one of our favorite places to shop, is set to reopen! We were devastated last summer when owners Paké Zane and Julie Lauster lost their lease and were forced to close the store after 25 years at the same Kapiolani Blvd location. It was one of those magic spots where you literally never […]

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