Archive for 2012
Source: GraphJam First posted January 4, 2012
America has its share of unusual religious cults but Sweden has come up with one for the age of technology. In a story titled In Sweden, Taking File Sharing to Heart. And to Church, the New York Times reports that a Swedish government agency recently registered as a bona fide religion a church whose central [...]
The word “like” is getting over-used everywhere. Many are blaming Facebook and its ubiquitous “Like” button for turning “like” into a banal cliché. However, that overlooks the much older proliferation of “like” in American English. Actually. “like” is a many-headed language hydra, a beast that sprang up somewhere in a valley in California long before [...]
If they think of it at all, most average PC users probably consider Linux to be some tekkie thing that only computer geeks use. In fact, Linux is all around us. It may have only a small share of the desktop computer market but Linux is a major player in many other computing areas. Android [...]
America used to have industrial research labs that made very large contributions to technology and to the general welfare. Premier among these scientific jewels was AT&T’s Bell Labs, where an astonishing number of the basic discoveries that created this modern world were made. The old AT&T (not to be confused with the present company that [...]
To all who observe the holiday, a very merry Christmas. See you next year.
Are Barbie and Ken going extinct? According to an article in the Financial Times, conventional toys may have a serious rival in the tablet computer: Whether a new Kindle Fire, or a hand-me-down iPad, analysts predict 2012 will be the year children as young as three-years-old will unwrap tablets at trendsetting rates. And that has [...]