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Unintended Consequences of Free Wi-Fi in New York City

It sounded like a great idea at the time and maybe it still is. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s technology plan to provide free access to the Internet throughout the boroughs of New York has run into some unsavory results. 215 more words


"Mainely" Wi-Fi

As Maine goes, so goes the nation. Or at least we can hope so. Since this is an election year, I thought this might get your attention. 200 more words



I know on this 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 that I shouldn’t even be thinking about composing and posting what I’m about to write about, but if the words are… 800 more words

Random Thoughts

The digital revolution in our lives

While helping to plan the forthcoming ‘Computers in the Fall’ IT training for beginners, I began to think about the huge changes the digital revolution has brought about. 344 more words


There Was an App for That!

“All the News That’s Fit to Print.” Well, not exactly anymore, at least in its News App NYT Now. As you may already know, the motto of the New York Times has run into some roadblocks in the digital age. 272 more words


Will the Internet Make Us Smarter and More Social?

Some people really seem to think that it will do all these things. I have my doubts as you may have guessed. Kenneth Goldsmith at the Univeraity of Pennsylvania proposes that it really will make us smarter and more social. 327 more words


What's in a Name?  Sweet Smell of Tech Success

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The sweet smell in this case refers to the emergence of tech companies as stock market leaders in the U.S. 278 more words