Why I’ve Decided It’s Time to Go

About 15 years ago, I was invited to speak to graduate students at Emory University and at Kennesaw State University (then Kennesaw College) about technology innovation. At the time, I was a huge advocate for exploring how technology could advance education. And while I had some significant concerns about technology, those took a rather distant backseat to the exciting potential… Continue reading

Keep It on the Milk Carton!

Subtitle: Am I just that much of a jerk in my old age? Californians got a startling late-night introduction to a statewide emergency alert system when their cell phones began buzzing, blaring and flashing with the news that San Diego County siblings had been kidnapped. For many, it was the first time they knew about an all-but-hidden feature on their… Continue reading

@Apple: Trust Matters!

One of the stories taking the internet by storm:  the iPhone is tracking everywhere we go and storing that data in great detail (longitude, latitude, and timestamp down to the second) both on the iPhone itself and on any computer to which the iPhone syncs. Now, of course, we all agreed to let Apple do this to us.  Our agreement… Continue reading

Too Big To Be Anything But Evil

The banks were too big to fail.  Google is too big to be anything but evil. I’m sure everyone has heard by now that the little Google street car that has mapping our world (while very cool, it takes away our privacy) was also snooping around everyone’s wireless networks.  If your network was unprotected when the Google street car came… Continue reading