No More Folders

Yesterday, I was putting laundry away and changing the bedsheets and catching up on NPR, and I heard this piece about the new Apple iOS. In case you can’t listen to it right now, here’s the basic idea: the new operating system for iPhones and iPads is releasing very soon, and Apple is finally migrating [Read More...]

Are You Tired of the Internet?

I don’t know about you, but I find the internet exhausting sometimes. Last week I was in rural New England and out of range for four days, and I felt a sense of rest and peace settle over me that I haven’t felt in a while – not that I think the Internet is a [Read More...]

Back to School – With a Computer in Your Brain

File this under the “terrifying” heading: the New York Times reports that scientists are “edging closer to manipulating memory and downloading instructions from a computer right into a brain.” This has implications that seem straight out of both The Matrix and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: erasing memories, downloading languages, and the like. Just one little [Read More...]

Comments, Online and Off

Well, this is fascinating: apparently web reviewers often make up reviews of things they have not bought - and the culprits aren’t, as you’d expect, the competitors. Rather, it’s loyal customers: The cranky customers are acting, the study concludes, as “self-appointed brand managers.” To put it another way, they are venting. The review forum gives them [Read More...]


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