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Planned obsolescence comes for the headphone jack

Surprises are overrated. Well, probably not really, but such a shrugging sentiment seems warranted when it comes to the glitzy launch “events” held by tech companies. Lately, the things which … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

Google Wants to Get Into Your Pants

This is not meant as an insult, really it isn’t (please do not be offended), but your pants are stupid. And your skirt, your jacket, your dress, your sweater, your … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Not all Apples are Biodegradable

Buried within the excited announcement of a new model of a popular device is the dirge for the generation of devices that have just been made obsolete. Granted, there is … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 5 Comments

And Now for Something Completely Similar…

It seems that hardly a week goes by that does not involve some smiling executive standing before the cameras proudly unveiling their company’s latest device, gizmo, doodad, operating system, or … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Technology Does Not Stay New for Long…Another Question for Neil Postman

New pieces of technology have an infuriating habit of swiftly becoming old pieces of technology. This is a process that is as much attributable to the advance of time as … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 8 Comments

Today at CES! Tomorrow in the Landfill…

If worshipping technology was a religion than the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) would be the mega-church/mall in which new gods try to charm worshipers with promises of heaven whilst … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Plan is Obsolescence – Defining Our Machine Wrought Maladies (3)

1. If there is to be a great anti-technology bogeyman, that dubious honor may belong to General Ned Ludd: the great marauding miscreant, armed with a sledgehammer and an army … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 27 Comments

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