Some quick thoughts on SOPA/PIPA

As both a technology guy and a (former) social studies teacher, watching the SOPA/PIPA debate and struggle is fascinates me. These are bad bills. And they deserve to die – for obvious reasons. Yet it’s the way in which Wikipedia, Google and the like are fighting this bill that intrigues me.  I once read this […]

Four Stages of Introducing New Technology

Slate is running a great future-tense piece on how society reacts to new technology. Briefly, Brian Johnson qualifies this reaction into four steps: It will kill us all! It will steal my daughter! I’ll never use it! What are you going on about? I’m usually on step 4…although I am very suspicious that my iPad […]