February 13th, 2017 - My Mom's old transistor radio; it still works well, and it reminds me of how she would travel to Vancouver on the bus to visit us, headphones on, listening to CBC Radio all the way to the Coast. I think it belonged to her father, my Grandpa; she always referred to [...]
November 6, 2016 - Do you ever stop and look at your smartphone with a bit of wonder? The technology is amazing, and it just seems like a blink in time since we were tethered to the wall by the telephone. I mean, think about it. I remember when Dad brought home our first computer, [...]
August 21, 2016 - After watching last night's Tragically Hip performance streaming from Kingston, I was thinking about the evolution of music and how we listen to it. Once upon a time music was only available as a live performance. Then we learned how to record it in the most amazing manners. The first recordings [...]
April 29, 2015 - Here's a jarring thought......(assuming I did my math correctly...and that's never a given) it would take 22,222 of these 3.25" HD floppy discs to fill that little SD card. And that little SD card can see a data transfer rate to it of 21 of those floppy discs per second, assuming [...]
While the following article zeroes in on the humanities, I think the same can be said for any field. Reading isn't being approached in the same way anymore, and learning isn't either. Maybe it's not a terrible thing that the next generation learns and absorbs differently than we did, they will also process and use [...]
Have you come across this? You have a conversation with someone and they are solidly convinced that they know everything there is to know about a subject. They will argue a point to death and never consider that there is another side to the information at hand. Why? Because they read it on the internet. [...]
A few days ago I posted a link to the video mentioned in this New York Times article. Today a friend posted a link to the article below on LinkedIn. It's a good read and contains a good message. We are missing so many things, we are missing really experiencing them, because we are so [...]
I love David Pogue, his books are always fabulous and entertaining to read, particularly his photography tips books. Here are ten technology tips that might teach you something new. I learned that the pound key can bypass the voicemail instructions! What might you learn?