Universal Basic Income

Seems a very radical idea, and in fact it is. But the growing problem of income inequality combined with what seems to be the inexorable advance of technology seems to demand it. If we don’t have a Universal Basic Income there is likely to be social chaos as the wealthy fall prey to hordes of desperate unemployed people….https://goo.gl/qKtgmA 

It’s so easy to use an ipad as a pacifi …

It’s so easy to use an ipad as a pacifier but it’s not really good for the kids. Even many adults become addicted to technology and socially isolated. On the other hand maybe all this tech is just the harbinger of a new way of living with both good and not so good aspects. Hard to say for sure but we should be mindful of technology use so we can be in control of ourselves…..http://goo.gl/CRtGiY

Finished reading this today | Steve Jobs …

Finished reading this today | Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different http://goo.gl/7mXgMu

A good overview of the life of Steve Jobs and the history of Apple. Steve Jobs was a brilliant and complex man. His brilliance in design and the quality of Apple products is often overshadowed by his poor human relations skills and questionable morality…..

Here is a project to make Kinetic Sand f …

Here is a project to make Kinetic Sand for little kids to play with http://goo.gl/7bXmWQ

I read a lot about how kids today spend way too much time online looking at screens. I think it is true; kids and adults are mesmerized by screens. We can’t blame it all on the kids, or the technology though ! Parents will often give a kid an ipad or iphone as a pacifier. I have been guilty of this myself.

The kinetic sand does have some drawbacks though; the first being the parent has to make it. Sometimes we are just too damn lazy and we take the easy way out and throw an ipad at the kid ! Sad but true.

Another drawback with the sand is that the kids will often favor the ipad or other device over something so mundane as sand. Yikes ! We may have created a monster with our over indulgence in technology…

www.livinginternet.com | A plethora of i …

www.livinginternet.com | A plethora of information about the design, use and history of the internet….

This site provides a comprehensive reference about the Internet, with more than 600 pages, 200,000 words, and thousands of internal and external links.  It is the first book published on the Web, on January 7, 2000, and was last updated July 15, 2014.  The content has benefited from the input of many of the people that helped invent the Internet.  Enjoy!

Quiet BASIC

BASIC on the Web…

Back in the day (80’s & 90’s) every computer came with the BASIC programming language. Nothing like what we have today but I had fun with it. I just found this on the web so anyone with a nostalgia for BASIC can play with it again.  So if you can’t waste enough time surfing the web or checking Facebook, here is something else…