Google is a company built on owning language. They sell search words to advertisers who want to occupy little slices of our vocabulary. ‘Google’ is even its own verb.
So, when a group of people who are so attuned to the importance and power of language start using a word in a new way, we should all . . . → Read More: The new vocabulary of citizenship
Graphic artist James Sturm feels like the last 10 years have run past him in a blur. He’s beginning to worry about it. Almost 45, the question he’s asking himself is whether this feeling just comes with middle-age, or is there something else going on:
The question I’ve been wrestling with lately is whether it’s all going . . . → Read More: Life without the web, an experiment
Ok, the title doesn’t make sense, but I wanted to follow up my last post on technology with a few useful links. Check out the following if you are interested in thinking more about the impact of technology on how we think, how we live and how we understand ourselves:
Some book reviews of Nicholas Carr’s The . . . → Read More: Technowledgment
Don’t worry, this post will be short.
Apparently, the typical reader today can’t handle articles or posts that are too long or too complex, being so easily distracted. This is certainly the claim of Nicholas Carr in a much discussed article published in The Atlantic Monthly a few years back, “Is Google making us stupid?” In it . . . → Read More: Easily distracte…