Category Archives: Technology

“No WIFI” should be the new “No TV”

We travel far to escape the Texas heat. We seek the quiet, unhurried corners of the world to escape the frenzy of a big city. We research quaint, serene, gorgeous cottages to escape tourist-trap hotels. What is the first thing … Continue reading

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I’m marinating in cell phone waves, and so are you

Most cars I pass on the road contain humans with an electric device glued to the side of their head. Tables at restaurants are cluttered with these devices; they silently flash and entice the onlookers away from their culinary experience. … Continue reading

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No Photography Permitted – what a relief!

I have this idea that I’m going to be able to somehow bottle up my vacation, the sounds, the smells, the sights, the whole experience in the oodles of pictures I take on trips. I snap, focus, position, frame, change … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Bio-optically Organized Knowledge Centre

When I give my talk to students on the “5 Habits for the Road Ahead“, I like to joke with them, that if I presented them with a marketing pitch about a new, cool technology device where they could capture … Continue reading

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ONE simple way to get your passwords organized

If you’re on a I’m-going-to-get-better-organized-this-year kick right now, then one annoying, gloppy, pesty opportunity might be the persistent and ever expanding userid / password nightmare. I don’t know about you, but every time I do anything online, it seems that … Continue reading

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Don’t make me talk to the automaton

Ring … Ring … Ring … Hello, you have reached xyz customer service. How can I help you today? You can say something like “sales”, “faxed order”, or “returns”, or … OR arrrgghhh … I hate these systems. I am … Continue reading

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Between young and old is like being 3 months pregnant again

I heard this week that the increasing use of FaceTime has sent a whole new batch of fountain-of-youth seekers into the hands of plastic surgeons. It seems we are not happy with what we see in the neck and chin … Continue reading

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