Tag Archives: Internet Effects

Review: Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

Updated June 12, 2020 Good Description, Poor Prescription Crary describes in 24/7 what I call the Internet+ Age, a time when the Internet plus attendant hardware (smartphones, sensors, and so on) and software (e.g., Google, the cloud) integrate individuals into … Continue reading

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Program or Be Programmed

Updated December 15, 2020 Douglas Rushkoff’s book, Program or Be Programed: Ten Commands for the Digital Age, is an excellent statement of the overriding importance of programming/coding. In Rushkoff’s words, programming/coding is “the steering wheel of our civilization.” Either you … Continue reading

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Internet+ Effects: Declining Significance of Nation-States and Governments

Updated May 21, 2020 The 21st century—certainly since 2007 with the emergence of the smartphone and cloud computing—is the Internet+ Age; a time in which the Internet, with attendant hardware (e.g., computers, smartphones, and sensors) and software (e.g., the cloud, … Continue reading

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Internet Effects On Polling and Hand-Wringing

Updated November 5, 2020 Review of Kirby Goidel, et al., Political Polling in the Digital Age Contributors to this collection of previously presented conference papers discuss how the Internet and attendant hard- and software accentuate limitations endemic to polling. For example, … Continue reading

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GEORGE’S OFFICE WALL

Updated January 26, 2021 People aren’t stupid, but many have interests different from yours. We can’t think outside the box. “The real cycle you’re working on is a cycle called yourself.” Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, p. … Continue reading

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