“Now is the winter of our discontent!” said every Canadian cable TV customer upon seeing the ugly face of the new “skinny” packages. They are riddled with fees, requirements and consumer loathing. Continue reading The skinny on new Canadian TV packages
These messages and subtext are troubling. They are routed in prejudiced thought that often shows itself in uglier ways. I’m sure the author of this piece has a few friends who are nerds, but that doesn’t excuse his dumb and prejudiced characterization of nerds.
No blog post this week because of reasons and such. Instead I thought I would share a video which I think is a great exploration of one of my favourite things: music. Watch the video, I’ll be back with a new post in two weeks.
Who do you trust more with your information: your government or corporations? Does privacy even matter or is this just how our lives need to operate now? It’s fine if you don’t mind being tracked by ad companies but I encourage you to be aware of what you are consenting to and its implications. Continue reading Someone is watching as you read this, is that fine?
FIFA has been facing an enormous corruption scandal and they are not handling it well. They are focused on their own interests and not the interests of the beautiful game nor its fans.
“You can be anything you want to be.” That was the sugar-coated, media-thrown grenade lobbed my way from my snot-nosed childhood through my university years. It didn’t take long to realise how wrong that inspirational phrase really was.
The Apple Watch is poised to have a dramatic effect on mass culture as many will want the device. In fact, the predicted number of pre-orders is in the millions. As this happens we need to consider how the Apple Watch might affect our own lives. Technology is usually fairly benign on its own but how we design it and use it can be beneficial or harmful to how we live.