Are iPhones Making Us Unkind?

Technology changes us.  We’re often aware of how helpful it is, and thus we rush to use and apply it.  But we’re not often aware of the effect it has on us. You may recall the seminal 2008 article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by The Atlantic writer Nicholar Carr (his blog is engrossing).  In [Read More...]

Want Country Music Stardom? Upload a Video

Seeking worldwide musical fame?  Upload a video to YouTube.  Actually, please don’t.  Veronica Ballestrini, budding country music star, didn’t take my advice, and she’s on her way to a record deal: In a video posted to YouTube in January 2008, Veronica Ballestrini — then 16, blond, precocious — sits on a wrinkled couch wearing a [Read More...]


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