I met a new friend this past Sunday, an old time friend of Steve’s I had never met before. He came to town for the Olivia Newton-John Concert. We all left together in one car, and, on the way out, I noticed his car tag. It was something like this:
Maybe there was a capitol “D” or two in… Continue reading
The fact that you’re reading this has been logged by your government and will be indefinitely retained for future analysis.”
Source: Boing Boing
And I was thinking: What has the total, blanket surveillance of our country done to the confidentiality of sources for journalists? Kinda limits what gets exposed, I guess.… Continue reading
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 21st-century America, I am feeling less and less like a living soul and more and more like a collection of data points. I place the blame for this at the feet of the American church. The church has, as the Bible refers to it, “lost its savor.1”
Today’s Sorry State of Affairs
I think that most people now realize… Continue reading
This would be really funny if it weren’t such an outrageous act of government intrusion into the innocent lives of its citizenry! Check it out at: http://getprsm.com
Oh, and Mark Zuckerberg, over at Facebook, wants to give everyone the internet, declaring it to be a human right? And privacy and freedom of speech* are not?! His motives are just too… Continue reading
That all of our emails and phone calls and everywhere we go would be collected and stored by our democratic government was completely unimaginable to me just 10 years ago. Unthinkable! It’s the antithesis of free society! But we now live in a surveillance state. But to think that it will even get worse speaks to complete fascism.
Hang On… Continue reading
I came across an interview by the Paris Review Magazine with William Gibson*, the sci-fi writer who created the neologism, “cyberspace.” His perspective is always so challenging and insightful.
This portion of the interview is making the rounds in cyberspace:
It’s harder to imagine the past that went away than it is to imagine the future. What we were… Continue reading
This has been rumbling around in the back of my mind bugging me for the past few weeks; so, I decided to blog about it.
Those who know me well know that for the past 30 years I have been a huge advocate for embracing technology. Of late however, I’ve been seriously rethinking my participation on the technology cheerleading squad.… Continue reading
We all accept risk every day. We try to make informed decisions about the level of risk to which we are exposed.
We drive our cars. We know tens of thousands of people die in the US every year in car accidents. Yet, we drive our cars. We drive them at ridiculous speeds. We choose to go well above the… Continue reading