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March 14, 2016
Presidential Primaries Might Be a Terrible Idea
Political parties aren’t the government, even though the Democrats and Republicans have so entirely weaved...
March 05, 2016
Mitt Romney is trying to be president. When Mitt Romney took the stage yesterday at...
February 24, 2016
Trump Will Be the Nominee and the GOP (Unfortunately) Will Be Fine
Donald Trump will be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party. I thought this months...
February 22, 2016
Jeb the Human
Like almost everyone the past few months, I've not felt inclined to be kind to...
January 02, 2016
Oh No, Not OLED
It is being reported that Apple will begin to use OLED displays in an upcoming...
December 07, 2015
They Are All Trumps
I am as horrified by Donald Trump as any post-Bronze Age member of Homo sapiens,...
December 01, 2015
Thirty-Eight with Thanks
As a therapeutic exercise, I’m supposed to be writing down things for which I am...
November 30, 2015
Leaving the Day Behind (Tablets Re-Reconsidered)
I have been on a kind of device-consolidation kick for a couple of years now,...
November 26, 2015
Is it Okay to Drop Virtual Nuclear Bombs?
This is probably a ridiculous question, but whatever: Is it immoral to do immoral things...
November 04, 2015
Lurve the Curve: Why I’m Nuts about the LG G4
In my last tech-related post, I detailed my year-long persnickety quest to find the One...
November 02, 2015
The DNC’s Cowardice Kills the Lessig Campaign
Lawrence Lessig ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for president today, and I don’t...
October 31, 2015
The Year of Phones
One year ago today, I began a weird, fun, stressful, ridiculous, and revealing process of...
October 18, 2015
Why I’m the “Princess and the Pea” of Phones
If you read this blog, follow me on Twitter, or are my wife (hi, honey!),...
October 18, 2015
Lessig Says “You Win…I Will Remain President” – But It Might Be Too Late
Lawrence Lessig has reversed himself on the one aspect of his presidential campaign that I...
October 16, 2015
How I Learned to Love the Chromebook
I’ve been singing the praises of Chromebooks for some time, but none of that praise...
October 05, 2015
Lawrence Lessig, Knight of the Woeful Countenance
If Hillary Clinton is my Machiavellian Prince, Lawrence Lessig is my Don Quixote. I know...
October 04, 2015
Yes, I’m Conflicted About Hillary Clinton. But I’ll Damn Well Get Over It.
I have lots of feelings about Hillary Clinton. Heck, I used to work for Hillary...
September 11, 2015
“Apple Released a Surface, a Roku, and a Samsung Phone.”
Summing up the latest Apple event in which a slew of new products were introduced,...
September 08, 2015
Transhumanism as a Possibility, Not a Promise
I have a soft spot for the transhumanists, and as I’ve said, if they were...
September 04, 2015
The Mutual Enhancement Society: Superintelligence in Machines…*and* Humans?
Reading Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence, and having read James Barrat’s Our Final Invention, as well as...
September 03, 2015
Lawrence Lessig’s Noble and Dispiriting Pledge
UPDATE 9/6/2016: Lessig's campaign successfully passed the $1,000,000 pledge threshold (I pledged a token...
August 15, 2015
Magical Thinking Won’t Make the iPad Rise Again
A few months ago I made the case that iPads and tablets generally were a...
August 10, 2015
Can Alphabet Ever Mean as Much as Google Does?
Google surprised pretty much everyone today when they announced that, well, they weren’t going to...
August 03, 2015
The Diminishing Returns of Flagship Phones During the Mid-Range Renaissance
I gotta say, I’m not so sure there’s much reason these days to buy a...
July 31, 2015
Cooling Down the Nexus 6, Once and For All
Long have I writhed in doubt, regret, and anger over the heat emitted by the...
July 08, 2015
Neal Stephenson’s “Seveneves”: Thoughts on an Impact Event
I’ve been deeply affected by Neal Stephenson’s latest novel Seveneves. While I am often a slow...
July 03, 2015
Let’s Pick a Decent Pair of Cheap Earbuds
The bargain I made with myself after my tortuous search for the perfect over-ear headphones,...
June 30, 2015
Permission to be Unproductive
A thing a sack of problems like me is supposed to do to mitigate crippling...
June 29, 2015
What I think people don’t understand about those of us who suffer from intense anxiety,...
June 17, 2015
Righteous Irritation and the License to Bully
Yesterday, I tweeted: Get really mad. Together. Twitter. Ha ha I’m so witty. Anyway, it’s...
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