I see the best minds of my generation being destroyed By plastic backlit rectangles while peering at displays, Flicking frenetically from topic to topic. All of this brought on by the Helvetican f and co. In universities across the world, desks rumble Amid a flurry of crystalized colours Spewing from half eaten fruit. Is this the future: a 140 character generation Leading the charge of … Continue reading Dear Ginsberg
Recently Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake made a skit parodying the use of hashtags online by using them in a face-to-face conversation. Personally, I think the skit is simultaneously hilarious and nauseating. The quick cuts to their hands making hashtag signs followed by linguistic strings of one-up-manship made the general public weep for the English language. Before this hashtag hatred gets out of hand I … Continue reading Hashtags Don’t Kill Languages, People Do
For the past few weeks I have been thinking about the Internet. In particular, does it ever take a break? Do we let it take a vacation? Then, one of the few good YouTube channels, PBS Idea Channel said they were taking a two week break. Instead of writing a thorough post on the topic I decided that I might as well take a break. … Continue reading A Little Rest
Once a year on Facebook you will find your profile inundated with well wishes. This is all well and good but have you ever questioned their authenticity? Do those 129 friends actually care that you have a happy birthday? Or is it just a reflex that kicks in. You see the little birthday notification and you need to write something down. It was my opinion that if … Continue reading Facebook Birthdays
Being an avid Gmail user I have written and read countless emails but I never see ads. Sure, this is entirely because I use AdBlock Plus in my browser to make my internet experience virtually ad free. This is great and I love it but then every so often something gets my attention and reminds me that there is advertising all over the web. I … Continue reading Our privacy: Microsoft doesn’t care all that much
Less than a year later and we have more info on Google Glass including a beta release. Of course, it’s only available in the U.S. for now, probably for complicated bureaucratic reasons that I can’t be bothered with. If you check out this site you can see the various colours it comes in, watch a very slick looking demo of the product and even make … Continue reading Google Glass is here-ish!
Counterpoint Research has released information stating that Samsung and LG are the top two selling mobile phones. This places Apple in third place. The article mentions that we are entering the “Android era.” Sure, iPhones are good machines and I’ll readily admit that but this news is good news for this owner of a Samsung Nexus S and iPhone lovers. Since getting my Android phone … Continue reading Android Era: Good News for iPhone Lovers