Tag Archives: Technology

Devoured by Technology

There are consequences to over indulgence. No matter what it is. There’s real physical consequences such as: Eat too much – you become obese. Drink too much – you become an alcoholic. Over indulgence leads to addiction. Our modern age has invented a whole new range of addictions: pornography and video games to name two. […]

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Are We Addicting our Kids to Technology?

My daughters love my iPhone. Love it. Which is why they rarely get to play on it. I can see the desire – the infatuation with it – etched in their expressions once they get their hands on it. It is not unlike the expression of addicts when they finally score their drug of choice. […]

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How to Love Your iPhone more than People

Dear Mobile Phone User: I know you love it. I can tell by the way you carry it around all the time. The way you lovingly gaze at the screen as if it were a new-born baby – but only better. Even more telling is the way the panic contorts your facial expression when – […]

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Will You Pay for Online Content?

In real life we pay. For movies. For books. For newspapers. For music. But something happens to us when we get online.  Our wallets tighten. Paywalls aggravate us.  Shelling out money for apps and music is an annoyance.  I have some friends who are outraged by apps that cost more than $0.99 when they have […]

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Technology Can’t Replace Journalism

Fast Company recently published a story about a Vice reporter uses Google Glass to report on demonstrations in the Middle East and the United States. The article was a glowing tribute to the benefits of using innovative technology to enhance journalism. There’s was just one problem. As near as I can tell the “journalism” that […]

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10 Signs That You Need to Unplug

1. You use the word retweet instead of repeat in casual conversation. 2. You actually say to someone: “I just read something about that on Facebook.” 3. The distant sound of a mobile phone ring makes you check your own phone for an incoming call (extra points if you do this after hearing a mobile […]

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What Technology in the Classroom Should Mean

Public schools are adding tablets and laptop computers into their educational programs in record numbers.  One of the main reasons educators cite for this proliferation of technology is a variation of this thinking: “The jobs of the future will be using technology and computers and students need to learn them to be prepared for the […]

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And We Thought the Swiss Army Knife Was Impressive

Here’s are just some of the tasks my iPhone does for me: Telephone Email Flashlight Notebook Magnifying glass Newspaper Magazine Book Camera Video camera Video player Calendar GPS Clock Stopwatch Search engine Music player TV Dictionary Encyclopedia Calorie counter Personal fitness coach Calculator Compass Tape recorder Video game player Game board Coupon clipper What else […]

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Saturday is the New Friday

Let’s face it: The 40-hour work week is dead.  And all that blather about 4-day and 3-day work weeks is just that: blather. Workers, especially professional workers, have lost the gains made by labor unions in the 19th and early 20th centuries to win the eight-hour day and 40-hour work week.  The Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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Why Tech Companies Love Patents & Hate Copyrights

Technology companies adore patents. They gobble them up like Pac-Man snacking on digital pellets. And they use the patents like clubs to bludgeon everyone and anyone who dares “to violate” them.  Patent battles are making headlines everywhere.  As a recent Boston Globe article noted: “Patents have become a costly and controversial part of the business […]

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