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We Choose Convenience, Sacrificing Permanence

January 2nd, 2015 No Comments

You think this doesn’t apply to you, but you don’t run a used bookstore. Apple and Amazon have filed patents for technology designed to prevent users from transferring (read, reselling) their music, e-books, and other digital belongings. And you thought only farmers were being trapped by technology into buying their seeds every year.

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November 21st, 2014 3 Comments

If a teenager was being grounded for bad grades, losing an iPad might come up. But when an executive agrees to walk away with an eighth of a million dollars, why even mention an electronic gadget? That seems silly.

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Steve Jobs in Three Acts

October 13th, 2011 No Comments

If Act One was failure and Act Three was death, Act Two was love. Love and death are not unrelated.

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Elders’ Dystopian Vision Hits Today’s Youth

October 6th, 2011 2 Comments

Toasters don’t jump off our counters to follow it. But the fears of one generation have been visited on the next. We have designed a machine that we cannot stop.

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Fripperies R Us

September 29th, 2011 1 Comment

Why don’t meteorologists study meteors? It seems like they’re getting away with something.

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