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
The myth of the demise of books….https://goo.gl/BA86b6
“When using technology, we often focus optimistically on all the things it does for us. But I want you to show you where it might do the opposite.” https://goo.gl/x8KQWb
The seven deadly sins of social media…..https://goo.gl/vfCgxI
The first thing to come to mind is internet pornography but there is a lot more to it than that. Remember, there are 7 deadly sins…..
This article decrying the wasting of time looking at trash on the media | Distracting Ourselves to Death http://goo.gl/xoB5gP
Its prompts me to ponder whether it is the content or the media itself ? I suspect a good answer would be “moderation in all things”
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
Paper or plasma, digital reading vs reading an actual book….http://goo.gl/eVZdgu
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 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…
The Card Catalog is Officially Dead ! I’ve been using ebooks and the web for years now; been a long long time since I opened a drawer full of cards……
The Kindle and a Warning from Plato…..http://goo.gl/zqPCWS
As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory…..http://goo.gl/sYbOC8
Interesting article compares innovation to Maslows Heirarchy of Needs. Now we are focusing on technologies of the self; facebook etc rather than more mundane needs. There is a dark side of decadence to this self focus….http://goo.gl/eGScXE
Some good reading ! Nicholas Carr writes about the effects of information technology on individuals and society….http://goo.gl/s6sDUy
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!
The “sharing economy” makes Silicon Valley rich and takes from the rest of us. We ignore this at our imminent peril http://goo.gl/Rhh41n
This is a very scary cautionary tale….
Wow ! Very cool tiny working engines. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are just amazing. A labor of love….
Experts recommend that you name a “digital executor” and that you make a list of all your digital assets, along with logins and passwords. They also recommend that you clearly state your wishes: should your Facebook page be shut down, or would you prefer that it be left as memorial for your friends and family?
Not what you think ! I’m referring to your mobile device….
This is your brain on mobile: A critique of destructive smartphone habits diagnosed by someone that makes a living off of them.
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…