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The Missed Call: The Decade’s Zeitgeist?

By | November 10, 2010

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a longer version of an upcoming syndicated column.) When people look back at the last decade for a technology zeitgeist they may choose SMS, or the iPod, or maybe even Facebook. Me? I’d choose the cellphone call that rings, briefly, and then is silent. It’s one of those social phenomena that has so… Read More »

AboutFacebook

By | June 1, 2010

This is a copy of my weekly Loose Wire Service column for newspapers, hence the lack of links. By Jeremy Wagstaff A few weeks ago I talked about Facebook’s brave new world of connecting your profile to all the other bits and pieces you leave on websites. I erred, and I apologize. I thought that people wouldn’t mind… Read More »

Presentation Blues

By | May 24, 2010

This is a copy of my weekly column for the Loose Wire Service, hence the lack of links. By Jeremy Wagstaff I attended a conference the other day. I’m amazed, frankly, that we still do conferences. Weren’t we supposed to have stopped this already? But, upon closer inspection, conferences are, if we’d let them, a reaffirmation that technology… Read More »

Nightmare on Spyware Street

By | November 24, 2008

A case in Connecticut has exposed the legal dangers of not protecting your computer against spyware, as well as our vulnerability at the hands of incompetent law-enforcement officers. Teacher Julie Amero found herself in a nightmare after spyware on her school computer popped up pornographic images in front of students. Instead of realising this was spyware at work,… Read More »

Laptops Aren’t the Problem: The Meetings Are

By | March 22, 2008

Some interesting discussions about whether laptops should be allowed in class or meetings. This from Cybernetnews (via Steve Rubel’s shared Google Reader feed): At the start of my last semester of school, I was taken back when I read the syllabus for one of my classes. It read something like: “laptops may not be brought to class because… Read More »