Tag Archives: Technology

Even If You’ve Got Mail . . .

A few years ago, I made the decision to remove my work email from my cell phone.  It was a great move for me, one that I can’t imagine ever undoing. This past weekend, I removed my personal email from … Continue reading

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What We’re Looking For

Today’s been a doozy of a day.  In a good way, mind you, but a doozy nonetheless. I’m going to place this video right here for now.  I’ve not watched it yet because I’m three chapters into the book.  It’s … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Natural Reversal?

Lots of great Sunday funnies today.  This Nancy stands out as a great picture of how we tend to disorder things and illustrates how “we shape our tools and then our tools shape us.”  It’s funny- earlier daylight brings out … Continue reading

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The Ground and the Figure in Our Current Moment

There are a few technology writers that I both genuinely listen to and enjoy.  Nicholas Carr, writer of The Shallows, is one of them.  He recently did an interview concerning the place of analog in a post-pandemic world.  The site … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Nancy’s Neutral

The rebooted Nancy comic strip has made some valiant attempts at making a comic with a particularly contemporary technological sensibility.  Case in point: today’s Sunday strip. I’m not sure what Nancy needs by neutral.  I’m not sure she knows what … Continue reading

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Personalization Possible?

This recent Q Ideas presentation by Andy Crouch has been making the rounds recently.  Crouch speaks with a reassuring authority, which is good.  And he brings a concern that many have been thinking about for a while to the forefront … Continue reading

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Next Steps in Reproductive Technology?

It’s taking me a little longer than expected to sit down and get some writing done for the site these last few days.  I’ve got a few days left before school starts back in earnest, so the days are divided … Continue reading

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Kill Your (Social Media) Darlings?

It’s odd to think about how quickly our culture became mediated by digital technology.  I started up a blog soon after moving to Hawaii to keep friends and family back home aware of my life.  Facebook took on that role, … Continue reading

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Lanier and the Care of 21st Century Souls

In his recent interview with New York Magazine, futurist Jaron Lanier responded to a question about his “urgent” arguments against social media.  And while he has a whole book about the topic dropping at the end of the month, he … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Giving Them What They Want

This week’s Sunday WuMo is probably way too true for many of us.  Scary to think, sometimes, that we really are what we love.  And that we are a convenient people.  (And that I’m using free wifi to post this). … Continue reading

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