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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Review: Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, by Douglas Rushkoff

This book 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 learn to program/code and thereby help steer your life according to your interests, or 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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GEORGE’S OFFICE WALL

Updated July 1, 2020 “[Marshall] McLuhan’s prescient 50-year-old `probes’ (he called his ideas probes) into how technology would change behavior are still significantly more insightful than almost every `thought-provoking’ TED Talk.” Jamie Bartlett, The People Vs Tech, p. 50 “media barrage is … Continue reading

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