Category Archives: Digital culture

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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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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