Society and technology

The state of the Internet gets worse

The are a lot of unhealthy trends and situations on the Internet and here are some articles discussing what is happening and what might be done about it. Web Trolls Winning as Incivility IncreasesThe Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning. And unless social networks, media sites […]

Brain fog

Source: Re/code

Comments on politics

The era of cloud computing

More and more of the world’s computing is now done on somebody else’s computer, i.e. online in the “cloud”. The New York Times recently had a whole section on cloud computing. According to the Times, “Analysts estimate that over the next six years 90 percent of new spending on Internet and communications technologies will be […]

Monday links

Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport DataIn a paper published in the journal Science, physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology reported that they were able to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters, or about 10 feet—John Markoff in the New York Times […]