Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

This Seems Like A Safe Bet To Me

March 6, 2019

While there’s always the possibility of extenuating circumstances, of course, in this day and age if you don’t respond to my e-mail in the timeframe you could have sent a response across country via Pony Express, I figure I’m not getting an answer.

Okay . . . They Need To Warn People With A Face Like MINE, At Least

August 29, 2016

I am in no way technophobic . . . barring of course my fears concerning things like engineered super plagues, or nuclear (or worse) devastation, or the risks of overlying on A.I.’s, or . . .

Okay, maybe I’m a little technophobic . . . but in a (mostly) rational way.  As a general rule I like technology, I embrace technology.  There are certainly risks to be aware of, costs versus gains to be kept in mind, but I for one am glad to be living in a technological age.

Some lines, however, should never be crossed.

I’ve adapted to the idea that phones are now also cameras, and while I don’t personally embrace the “selfie” culture, I recognize it exists, so yesterday I started familiarizing myself with Snapchat so I could better keep in touch with some people I know who enjoy taking pictures of themselves and the world around them.  So after downloading the app, I’m opening it up for the first time and . . . WHAM!  My phone is now a digital mirror and I’m staring at my own face!

They need to warn people in advance that Snapchat does that!

Potato, Potahto

February 4, 2013

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke

Any magic sufficiently understood is indistinguishable from technology.

– L’s Mother