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Google learns the Alphabet

“You still have to learn the ABC. The ABC says: They will get you down.” – Bertolt Brecht The way to spell “Google” has changed, and now the way to … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

On Broken Glass

Depending on one’s personal stance, the news that Google is halting production of its polarizing product Glass is either cause for celebration, disappointment, or – for most people – simply … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 11 Comments

Placing Bets and Asking Questions

Though there was not terribly much question about it, there is now clear confirmation that “wearable technology” will be the next major front in technological society. While there had been … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Google Glass in Libraries – Disruption or just Disruptive?

Libraries are highly technological places. From books to microfilm readers to computers – a library that is free of technology is an oxymoron. Granted, there is a difference between a … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Flawed “Frames” of Google Glass

It is premature to compose an obituary for Google Glass. While there are many who would be eager to hear Google announce that the eyewear’s full launch is being indefinitely … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 13 Comments

A Virtual Reality or A Virtuous Reality? – Facebook buys Oculus

The future of technology is right in front of your face! No, really, that’s where it’s going to be: in front of your face. Or, to be slightly more accurate, … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Trading One Myth for Another – Seeing through Google’s Glass

A compelling argument could be made that myths have played, and continue to play, an important role in human societies. Granted, these myths appear in as many shapes and bizarre … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 10 Comments

When Tinfoil Hats Become Fashionable…

Have you yet had the odd, if rather disconcerting, pleasure of walking by somebody wearing Google Glass? It can take a moment to recognize what has just occurred, after all, … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

“Much Seeing Eyes,” “The All Seeing Eye” and the price tag on privacy

If it is meant to be seen through then glass should be transparent. It can be darkened, or colorful, but if somebody wants to use it for seeing, transparency is … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 9 Comments

This is Not what Resistance looks like – Google Glass as Technological Bribery

Is pre-emptive resistance to Google Glass going to prevent the device’s launch? Nope. Especially not if what passes for resistance are instances of a single bar banning the devices, legislators … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 23 Comments

Tomorrow’s Authoritarian Regime (brought to you by Google)

To what extent does a motto such as “Don’t be evil,” truly mean anything? After all, such smiling simplicity in a mission statement may sound good even as it solicits … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 25 Comments

The Specter of General Ludd at SXSW

The SXSW festival, held annually in Austin, Texas, is something of a bacchanal to the new. While many are familiar with the festival for its music and film components it … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

Through the Google Glass

Did you know that secretly recording somebody is illegal in California? James O’Keefe, the conservative provocateur behind such doctored classics as “ACORN assists in prostitution,” has recently received a pricy … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 18 Comments

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