Why do we obsess about—and in fact embrace—notions of eternal busy-ness? That was the question that was raised in the first article in this series. One aspect that I outlined was the role that technology has played in providing constant access to near-ubiquitous information. This article continues those themes, exploring our eternal obsession with improvement.
The NSA Crisis And You: Should You Care?
This week has been an interesting one in the intersecting worlds of politics and intelligence, with the exposure in the Guardian that Verizon has been, under court order, providing the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States with a daily record of the transactional details of every single phone call that originates or terminates […]
iTempted: A Mea Culpa
If there is one rule in life that everyone should subscribe too, it’s this: Never say never. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post explaining in clear, objective and reasoned terms why I didn’t understand, value or intend to buy an iPad. Last week I bought one. Clearly some things have changed.
iTemptation: A Meditation
I sincerely doubt that I will ever buy an iPad. It’s not that I haven’t been tempted, to be certain. It will come as no surprise to many that know me that when the iPad was announced, I wanted one. This could be interpreted as immature need for acquisition, considered desire for useful functionality, conformist […]