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Beyond books

Cool, way cool:

Forget what you know about the library of the 20th century. You know, those dark places with clunky microform machines fossilizing in the basement and with rows of encyclopedias standing, perfectly alphabetized, in denial of their obsolescence.

Ooooh, look at me

Eeeuu. This puts a whole new spin on "trying to see things from someone else's perspective."

Google has been promoting its latest piece of hardware, Google Glass, as the latest, must-have, sexy tech product.

Now a software company wants to take the sexiness one step farther.

Tool time

I've written often about how useful -- indispensable, even -- our smart phones have become in just a few short years. This says it much better:

A well-educated time traveller from 1914 enters a room divided in half by a curtain. A scientist tells him that his task is to ascertain the intelligence of whoever is on the other side of the curtain by asking whatever questions he pleases.

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You have a right to my opinion

"I am highly tolerant of your right to think and say anything you want to, just as long as I agree with it." That's the oeprating principle of the progressive thought police, who are really out in force these days. First up, we have the ACLU, normally a fearless fighter for free speech rights, taking the side of New Mexico's "public accommodations" discrimination law instead of the side of the phtographers who didn't want to shoot a gay wedding because it went agains their beliefs:


Man-child in the promises land

Pajama Boy, the smug and twerpy man-child in the new Obamacare ads, is being relentless and justifiably mocked by the right. But let's not laugh so hard to fail to learn a lesson:

Silent spring

How often does anybody really need something delivered this quickly?


All distractions all the time

An excellent question at Forbes magazine:

All of which begs the question: if electronic devices are OK now, why have we been getting yelled at to turn them off for so long?

The answer is that we've been governed by regulations written back in 1976, when the dangers were more real:

Smile, you're on Cop Cam

Police have had dashboard cameras to document their activities for some time. Now some have body-mounted cameras that can document even more:

Critics say the fact that the cameras have on and off switches raises concerns.

“Police officers might be able to turn them off when their behavior is questionable,” said Cheryl Distaso with the Fort Collins Community Action Network.

Feel like you're being watched?

What's that you say? Those of us who fuss about the loss of privacy in the digital age are just a bunch of technophobe, fuddy duddy luddites?

Don't tell me your symptoms

Ever check out your symptoms online and talk yourself into being sick? There's a name for that: