iPhone Blues

iPhone activations are unavailable in your service area until 06:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, September 17 due to scheduled system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.We will process activations in the order received immediately following the system maintenance. We will send you an email confirmation as soon as we complete your activation. Please do not try to activate again … Read More

A Day (or Two) in the (Digital) Life

With each passing week, life becomes more and more of a blur. Technology marches on at almost a sprinter’s pace. I seem to be keeping up for now. Ironically, the only time I slow down to smell the roses is to read (or listen to) books with (futurist) topics about breakneck speed of modern life and where we’re headed as … Read More

RIP, All forms of D

Not long ago, I posted a piece in this blog about my liberation from my cumbersome (music) CD library (as well as my DVD cache), followed soon after by a piece on the death of the printed word. I was reminded on my AM commute today (BBC World Service via satellite radio) how rapidly the processof the death of physical … Read More

Would You Like to Be Modified?

… “I want more life, fucker.” Any devoted fan of science fiction can tell you that this exchange is from the famous movie “Blade Runner.” With technology advancing at a dizzying pace, I am one willing techno whore – particularly when it comes to the area of cybernetics.Just the other day I heard about scientists implanting some sort of I … Read More

Wikipedia: The Death of the Printed Reference Book?

Anyone remember “Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know “? This 1988 national bestseller by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. sparked a flurry of debate in educational and intellectual circles about the quality of our education system. Shortly after Hirsch’s tome came “The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy” (co-authored by Joseph F. Kett and James Trefil), a hard cover coffee table … Read More