Tech Trends: Is Technology a Threat to Love?

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Digital technology helps us stay in touch with our loved ones. It gives us new ways to communicate with our family members and closest friends. So it supports and expands our ways of loving, right? Jonathan Franzen, an award-winning author, says “No.” A couple of weeks ago he delivered the commencement address at Kenyon College [Read More...]

Tech Trends: The Twitter Trap

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Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, questions the impact of Twitter and other social media on our minds. Here are a few salient excerpts: I don’t mean to be a spoilsport, and I don’t think I’m a Luddite. I edit a newspaper that has embraced new media with creative, prizewinning gusto. I [Read More...]

Tech Trends: Female Magazine Fans Flock to Nook Color

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Jeremy W. Peters of the New York Times reports that Barnes & Noble, purveyors of the Nook Color, have been pleasantly surprised by the popularity of this device among women, especially for magazine reading. Here are some excerpts from the article: Even as the iPad remains the favorite son of the magazine business, publishers are [Read More...]

Tech Trends: iPad Apps for New York Public Library

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The Times reports that the New York Public Library has released the first in a series of iPad apps. The point of the apps is for the library to “bring its research collections into ‘the palms of the public’s hand,’ as library officials put it in a statement.” I’m reminded of Yale University’s recent decision [Read More...]


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