The Age of Sharing

The Age of Sharing

Am I being selfish if I do not want to share the details of the day’s activities, some music I liked or my opinions about the sandwich I just bought? This is now called “sharing” but it seems more like boring the hell out of friends and strangers,...
The New Technocracy

The New Technocracy

The first Macintosh computer was released in 1984 and soon ushered in the era of Desktop Publishing. Of course a number of technologies were needed as well as the computer itself, Postscript and laser printers were instrumental. But without the overall simplicity of...
Life in The Cloud

Life in The Cloud

The minute you begin to think you have your digital world in order, something changes the paradigm and you have to rethink almost everything! It took decades for the telephone to replace the telegram but only a few years for the optical disk to replace the floppy. And...
Updates Downdates

Updates Downdates

There once was a day not so very long ago, that a software update arrived by mail on a disk. Yes, on a floppy disk, then on a CD, and then maybe on a DVD if it required the space. It was expensive to provide updates so perhaps more care was given to the quality of any...