Category Archives: Digital culture

Kids and Technology

  As a source of balance to the earlier post (Digital Vs. Human), the web genius that has been working with me on What’s Next and Brainmail for 10 years now has just launched a blog called SharpBeans about kids … Continue reading

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Digital Vs Human

  Read this short article, it’s important.

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Paper versus screens

              Does the technology that we use to read change how we read? Since as far back as the 1980s, researchers have been looking at the differences between reading on paper and reading on … Continue reading

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Screens Vs Paper (and comprehension)

  I’ve just (almost) completed some scenarios for the future of gaming so I’m back in the office scribbling like a demon. The latest scribble is a map of emerging technologies and it occurs to me that I am never … Continue reading

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The Future of Privacy

We are currently living in the Technolithic, an age that forms part of the most significant revolution since the agricultural and industrial eras. The Technolithic is part of the information age, but what we are now creating is perhaps not … Continue reading

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Don’t just do something, sit there

While I’m on the subject of digital detox (previous post), a few of you might have school age kids on holiday at the moment. Chances are you are frantic trying to organise things for the little darlings to do. Don’t. … Continue reading

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Switching off

                  Seems that the world has finally caught up with the idea that we are becoming too connected and that a little disconnection from time to time would be a good thing. … Continue reading

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Computer addiction

          Cracked it. TEDx is done. It was either the sunshine, the deadline or the Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here) that did it. Personally, I’d say it was Welcome to the Machine mixed with some … Continue reading

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Is ADHD related to heavy screen use?

According to the New York Times, almost one in five teenagers in the US and 11 per cent of school children overall have received a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), US government data shows. The figures show a … Continue reading

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Why I’m Feeling Anti-Social

I was close to stopping the blog last week. It was becoming increasingly obvious to me that I had nothing of real substance to say. Who really cares where I am or what I’m doing? This thought was inducing a … Continue reading

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