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À la recherche du technologie perdu [Part 1]

By | May 1, 2014

Contrary to popular opinion, I did not actually write my PhD dissertation on parchment with a quill, although it was so many generations of technology ago that I might as well have. There is something quite sobering about realizing that one’s cherished moments of technological innovativeness feature devices now enshrined in the Permanent Collections of the Smithsonian. But since the new cutting edge of technology is not hardware but software,

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The new information have-nots

By | January 9, 2013

thinktank4Many thousands of Internet cycles ago – perhaps 15 years in real time – a great deal of social concern was expressed around something called “the digital divide”. The idea was that society was becoming divided into two groups – information “haves”, where access to the Internet was ready and available, where children were trained from infancy in its use,

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