Posts Tagged: technology

Our Lust for Control

2014 gave rise to technology that helps us seize control of our bodies, minds, space and time. “At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face,” Albert Camus wrote in 1942. We’ve been struck

Our Lust for Control

2014 gave rise to technology that helps us seize control of our bodies, minds, space and time. “At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face,” Albert Camus wrote in 1942. We’ve been struck

Companies as People. People as Companies

In the future, it will be difficult to distinguish between companies and people. That is not to predict the demise of the corporation or the end of formalized employment. But the lines are blurring, and fast. Just as companies are

Companies as People. People as Companies

In the future, it will be difficult to distinguish between companies and people. That is not to predict the demise of the corporation or the end of formalized employment. But the lines are blurring, and fast. Just as companies are

Culture Wars: The Rise and Fall of Word Empires

What Google Books can teach us about hummus, God, and the Internet. I recently discovered Google’s Ngram Viewer, which graphs the historical frequency of words in the corpus of books. It’s similar to Google Trends, a tool to explore search volume

Culture Wars: The Rise and Fall of Word Empires

What Google Books can teach us about hummus, God, and the Internet. I recently discovered Google’s Ngram Viewer, which graphs the historical frequency of words in the corpus of books. It’s similar to Google Trends, a tool to explore search volume

Midnight Rumblings: History, Memory & Technology

In one of his final poems, Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai explains that forgetting is a part of memory, that it takes two generations to remember, and then one more to forget (Open Closed Open). How do we measure a generation of

Midnight Rumblings: History, Memory & Technology

In one of his final poems, Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai explains that forgetting is a part of memory, that it takes two generations to remember, and then one more to forget (Open Closed Open). How do we measure a generation of

It’s a bird, it’s a 3D printed plane!

Yesterday I came across an article in New Scientist explaining how engineers managed to build the first plane with 3D printing technology. The flying drone took a week to create and bypassed the traditional product line: The article notes, “3D

It’s a bird, it’s a 3D printed plane!

Yesterday I came across an article in New Scientist explaining how engineers managed to build the first plane with 3D printing technology. The flying drone took a week to create and bypassed the traditional product line: The article notes, “3D

Writing for your audience: men in tech and Business Insider

To properly keep track of the various goings on in the tech world, one should consider having a blog IV set up for constant transfusion. From aggregators like Hacker News to Tech Meme to the big guns like Tech Crunch

Writing for your audience: men in tech and Business Insider

To properly keep track of the various goings on in the tech world, one should consider having a blog IV set up for constant transfusion. From aggregators like Hacker News to Tech Meme to the big guns like Tech Crunch

Latest Obsession: Listgeeks

Like many desk-bound types, I have a thing for office supplies. Nothing gets me going like new pens (love the rollerball but do experiment within the fully-inked, non-smear category), graphing notepads, personalized Mokeskins, and of course, Post-Its. Did I mention

Latest Obsession: Listgeeks

Like many desk-bound types, I have a thing for office supplies. Nothing gets me going like new pens (love the rollerball but do experiment within the fully-inked, non-smear category), graphing notepads, personalized Mokeskins, and of course, Post-Its. Did I mention