Posts Tagged ‘ technology ’

Trying to Go Offline

May 14, 2019
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Life is short – especially for my wife, who’s  barely five feet tall. The years race by, we waste time, and before you know it, we discover we’ve missed out on what’s important in life:…

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Alexa, Tell My Neighbor to Mow His Yard

May 7, 2019
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Consumer technology has come a long way since Al Gore invented the Internet. Amazon has always been a pioneer – first with its mega-store retail website, then the Kindle electronic book, followed by their ingenious…

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The 10 Tech Commandments

April 25, 2019
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Charlton Heston

The original 10 Commandments served us well for quite some time, but in these Modern Times, I modestly propose an electronic update – 10 tech commandments – to the stone tablets Moses first delivered! Yes,…

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‘What are you doing, Alexa?’

March 22, 2019
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The siren-loud noise of indie pop at 5 in the morning on a Saturday was not what I wanted at 5 in the morning on Saturday. My 15-year-old son tends to sleep through his alarm,…

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Booting Up the Carpocalypse

February 10, 2019
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Remember when cars didn’t have starters, and you used to have to crank them to start? Okay, neither do I. But I’ll bet a lot of you remember a time before cars were mostly computers.…

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Caffeinated and Infatuated: My Steamy, Dreamy Barista

August 22, 2018
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caffeinated and infatuated

    For the record: I’m no coffee connoisseur. I drink lattes because they satisfy my two chief criteria for coffee – lots of milk and lots of room for sugar. But recently, I met…

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Emails. Evites. Emojis. Oh, My!

August 3, 2018
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Emails. Evites. Emojis. Oh, My

    Two decades ago, my mother refused to buy a CD player. After switching from 78-rpm to 33 1/3-rpm records; from cassette to 8-track tapes; from mono to stereo to quadrophonic sound, she was…

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You Can Own A Smart Home, But You Cannot Make an Owner Smart

March 15, 2018
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You Can Own a Smart Home, But You Can Not Make an Owner Smart

  You can own a smart house, but you cannot make a homeowner smart. I know from first-hand experience. You see, I live in a smart house. “Live” is perhaps an inaccurate description. “Trapped” is…

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Starman and the Space Roadster, Or: Musk to Mars!

February 12, 2018
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When I was supposed to be sleeping the other day I woke up with a stomach ache (long story), and went downstairs for some soda crackers and 7 Up. (They’re called soda crackers, so you…

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When Your Car Is Smarter Than You

January 17, 2018
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I totally loved my last car, so it’s ironic that it got totaled, which I didn’t love. Normally I’m not one of those who falls madly in love with automobiles. They’re just something to get…

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