Media, Technology, and Education
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FaceBook Profile Pictures

The BBC is sponsoring a very cool project to get people excited about science.  It's called So You Want To Be a Scientist.  Over 1300 people submitted ideas for scientific questions…

The iPod Touch

I haven't written in a while.  The end of a semester and a sinus infection will do that to a person.  But that doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking…

Wii Streaming

A few months ago, Liz bought a Roku so that she could stream Netflix content to her television.  She complained slightly about the $80 price tag for a device that…

Toyota Software

Toyota has been much in the news lately because of questions about the performance of a variety of their cars.  In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that…

Conspicuous Consumption

I've commented on this blog before about my love of the status update, both on FaceBook and Twitter.  I love reading about what my friends are currently doing and regularly…

The iPad and Education

David Parry recently wrote a very interesting post on ProfHacker regarding the impact that the iPad is likely to have on education.  Parry is an assistant professor of emerging media…

iPad Jokes

I guess I was not the only one who thought of other types of pads when the name iPad was announced.  This is very funny:


For weeks, we've been hearing rumors of the new Apple tablet computer.  There was much speculation about what Apple would call its sure-to-be-revolutionary device--I heard suggestions like iTab and iTablet but Apple…

Google in China Follow-up

A new perspective, one that I hadn't thought of yesterday when I wrote my post about cheering Google's decision to stop censoring search results in China, comes from a Business…

Google in China

Google has received lots of criticism from human rights activists since it started to do business in China in 2006.  The criticism is focused on Google's willingness to comply with Chinese official…

Even More Security Theater

By now, you've probably heard about the thwarted terror attack on a flight bound for Detroit.  If you haven't heard details, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to light his underwear on…

Security Theater Revisited

I've written about the theater of airport security before.  Now here is an excellent piece written by an ex-cop about why airport screening fails to keep us safe and is…

Kindle Again

I've been talking about the Kindle for over a year.  I was first intrigued by the idea of the technology a year and half ago on a trip to Spain…

Twitter Followers

My favorite part of FaceBook is the status update.  I love to see what my friends are saying about their activities.  As a result, I really like Twitter.  For me,…
Technology and Medicine


I had my annual physical last week and my nurse practioner mentioned that they had an abundance of the H1N1 flu vaccine.  Because I have asthma, I almost always get…
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