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Technology and the society we want to build – a review of the second edition of Langdon Winner’s “The Whale and the Reactor”

The announcement that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan would be donating $300 million to help address some of the challenges COVID-19 poses for the 2020 elections was met with a … Continue reading

October 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 2.0

Lest there be any doubt, the summer of 2017 was characterized by a string of disasters, tragedies, calamities, and almost apocalyptic events. Against such a grim backdrop of lost lives … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 12 Comments

And the Bandwidth Plays On…Reconfiguring the Internet on the Titanic

Almost all historians agree on the following fact: Internet access on the Titanic was terrible. Really, it was just horrible. It was nearly impossible to get a wireless signal, the … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 16 Comments

You Better Not Cry, but You Better Shout! (Big Data is coming to town)

Humans sneeze information, and while most of us then just throw away the tissue, there are others who greedily fish this rag from the trash to analyze the traces left … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 19 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

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