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Still the Spark of Ignition after 156 Years

December 1st, 2018 Comments Off on Still the Spark of Ignition after 156 Years

Slightly tongue-in-cheek look at an invention that has endured for 156 years.

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Cyber Security, Password Paranoia and Albino Monkeys

January 28th, 2017 Comments Off on Cyber Security, Password Paranoia and Albino Monkeys

Hmmm, isn’t technology supposed to save us time and make us more productive? I’m starting to question that concept. With all the cyber security doors I have to pass through, password paranoia and the unrelenting barrage of e-mails, I think we have crossed a threshold where the law of diminishing returns kicked in. A typical […]

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Chrysler, Ford and GM – Is That Google in Your Rear View Mirror?

March 12th, 2016 Comments Off on Chrysler, Ford and GM – Is That Google in Your Rear View Mirror?

A half lighthearted, half serious look at the implications of self-driving vehicles and the motivations behind them.

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Battling the Buzz in an Email Obsessed World

November 1st, 2014 Comments Off on Battling the Buzz in an Email Obsessed World

Can’t live with it. Can’t live without it. What is an e-mail addict to do?

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Summer Solstice: Scientific Inspiration for a Symbolic Revolution

June 22nd, 2014 Comments Off on Summer Solstice: Scientific Inspiration for a Symbolic Revolution

A lesson for our on-the-run society embedded in the science of summer solstice

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Nirvana, Supercharged Widgets and the Technological Generation Gap

February 22nd, 2014 Comments Off on Nirvana, Supercharged Widgets and the Technological Generation Gap

A theoretical conversation that attempts, without success, to bridge the technological generation gap.

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Octocopters, Early Adopters and the Worm in the Bottle

December 14th, 2013 2 Comments

Taking issue with the “because we can” rationale that technology mavens fall back on for forever pushing forward our horizons.

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Reconnecting with Tess: Minor Assembly Required

October 26th, 2013 Comments Off on Reconnecting with Tess: Minor Assembly Required

“Oops! The page you requested is not available. Could not detect an internet connection.” A light-hearted look at the problem.

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Fugitive Passwords, a Coup D’etat and the Digital Divide

August 23rd, 2013 Comments Off on Fugitive Passwords, a Coup D’etat and the Digital Divide

Contemplating the divide between digital immigrants and digital natives.

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Technology, Aldous Huxley and Bus Shelter Shopping

June 14th, 2013 Comments Off on Technology, Aldous Huxley and Bus Shelter Shopping

Technology leap-forwards that we could do without – and a plea for better use of our brain power.

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