It used to start with a problem, a problem that needed to be solved. In the 16th century, for example, astronomers had difficulty seeing clearly the planets and stars they were observing. So they invented more powerful telescopes. It sounds simple enough; you are faced with a problem and then you devise a solution. Now,... Continue Reading →
There’s nothing like a crisis to make the impossible possible. The economy had a near-total shutdown. We learned to live socially cut off. And then friends met for virtual happy hour, pop quizzes, concerts and more. Was technology pulling people together, rather than pushing us apart? Is screen time good now?
“Fake News” is a red herring. The digital revolution has produced something more pernicious that is tearing at the very fabric of our society.
Remember the “Dial-up Connection”? We have gone from “Always Connected” to “Always Trackable” to “Predictable” and finally to “Manipulable” in the space of 11 years. Think you have free will? Think again.
My hands became tired. My muscles ached. My handwriting started to deteriorate. It took me an hour to finish two pages.
No I'm not serous. Well maybe just a little. Digital photography is so liberating. What's there not to like? And yet...
Since I’ve written the previous post on Privacy, I’ve seen this topic come up often in the media. Here’s one from the New Yort Times of 3 March: “Web Privacy Becomes a Business Imperative”, where it shows how “Privacy is no longer just a regulatory headache. Increasingly, Internet companies are pushing each other to prove to... Continue Reading →