Category Archives: Digital culture

Quote of the week

“And it occurred to me that in this new millennial life of instant and ubiquitous connection, you don’t in fact communicate as much as leave messages for one another” Chang-Rae Lee                   … Continue reading

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Idea of the month

        This is interesting. Text streaming technology. Not sure if I want to do it, but it’s certainly radical. Interesting implications for libraries, publishing, education and, of course, reading. What is it? The company explains it this … Continue reading

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iPotty

  Surely this isn’t good?

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“Hell is other people” (Jean-Paul Sartre)

                        I was going to save this for my Web Sight (sic) of the month in my brainmail newsletter, but it’s just too (LOL) good to wait. Sent in … Continue reading

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The Return of Vinyl (on the 13.58 from Brussels)

Whoever it was that once accused me of being a “reluctant futurist” got me exactly right. I love looking forwards, but I also rejoice in going backwards. I’ve just been to Brussels again and this time ended up in Autoworld. … Continue reading

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Back in the Day

              Love it. Date anyone?

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Fear of Missing out (FoMo)

Worth a read (<10 minutes). From Aeon magazine.

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Memory & Understanding: Paper versus Pixels

A study by Pam A. Mueller of Princeton and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of UCLA has found that US college students who take notes on laptop computers are more likely to record lecturers’ words verbatim. Sounds like a good thing, but … Continue reading

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Wearable computing that isn’t

  It’s not just me then. I bought a Nike Fuel Band a while back to see if it worked. It did. I walked a bit more. The dog often went out twice rather than once. But then it started … Continue reading

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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 BrightPips about kids … Continue reading

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