Archive for June, 2013

technology isn’t spelled with a capital “T”

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

I recently read the most thorough, thoughtful, and cogent treatise on technology that I’ve ever encountered: To Save Everything Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism, by Evgeny Morozov. My attraction to this book is not without bias. Morozov seems to view technology—its potential for both good and ill—much as I do, but the technologies […]

Big Data and the NSA

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

In a recent blog post titled “Big data NSA spying is not even an effective strategy,” Francis Gouillart raised concerns about Big Data that are very much in line with mine. Gouillart’s is a refreshing and rare voice of sanity. He’s been around long enough to recognize marketing hype when he sees it, and as […]