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Thursday, October 13 2011

‘Context’ Without the Context

Despite the title, the book surprisingly offers very little context between technology guru Cory Doctorow’s ideas and thoughts from piece to piece.


Wednesday, August 10 2011

Making Robots Human

From childcare provider to chef, roboticists have big plans for their human-like machines, which raises the question: How human is too human?


Thursday, September 23 2010

‘A Culture of Improvement’  Is an Impressive Account of Technology and Technological Change

Friedel is a master weaver and his ability to bring together so many historical strands is truly impressive. He pays attention to the lesser-known tinkerers and tweakers as much as to the more famous inventors, making this book a fine example of bottom-up history.


Thursday, April 15 2010

Before iBooks, There Was the Vook ... But Are Vooks Relevant in the Era of the iPad?

Over the past few months, iPad talk has dominated the electronic book world. But before the iPad, there was the Vook (rhymes with book).


Sunday, November 29 2009

Victim’s Gay Hero and Modern Marvels of Social Change

No, gays won’t have to march- there are plenty more ways for heroes to come out to battle. What if lynching had gone viral? Remember that Dr. King had no iPhone, hence the distance between Montgomery and Atlanta was enormous, but dwarfed by now the Internet (not to mention I-85).


Wednesday, November 19 2008

Mortal Coil by David Boyd Haycock

The profuse wringing of hands about whether or not we are doing violence to humanity in our tech-objectives only serves to hinder social progress.


Monday, April 7 2008

TED conference provides glimpse into the future


Friday, April 20 2007

Another happy quarter for Google


Thursday, April 19 2007

BlackBerry outage illustrates how critical devices are


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