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Monday, May 23, 2011 18:05 PM

Apple Store FTW

by Samuel Greengard Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of success is showing up. That may be so but I'm also convinced that in the business world there's a huge gap between showing up and thriving. S....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 17:05 PM

Conspiracy Theorists And Customers

by Samuel Greengard Semi-related: Conspiracy Theories That Weren't Just Theories, Nine Persistent Conspiracy Theories. A few nights ago I watched a film called Good Night, and Good Luck. It examines lege....

Friday, May 13, 2011 19:05 PM

From Your Brain to Cat Ears

by Tim Moran Sometimes, technology is used to invent things that are so right that we wonder how we ever got along without them. Even the Luddites amongst us would be hard pressed to live in a world witho....

Friday, May 13, 2011 19:05 PM

Walk on the Wild Side with Robot Babies

by Tim Moran It was only a matter of time, really. If it exists in the "human" world, chances are it will one day exist in the robot world. We've seen the dawn of an Internet for robots (RoboEarth), the cr....

Thursday, April 28, 2011 19:04 PM

Watching Your Brain Shut Down

by Tim Moran It is late. I should be sleeping, or at least reading some gothic fiction preparatory to falling asleep. But I am writing. I am writing this blog about what happens when you don't sleep. W....

Friday, April 22, 2011 17:04 PM

Bumping, Poking, and Business Cards

by Tim Moran Do you still use business cards? Real, printed business cards? I do. Which brings me to a headline that caught my eye on MIT's Technology Review site: "CardCloud Spells the End of Physical ....

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 17:04 PM

You Are Rude, I Am Busy

by Samuel Greengard Mobile etiquette is getting worse--although it's difficult to imagine this is possible. An Intel-sponsored survey by Ipsos found that 90 percent of respondents have witnessed poor mo....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 17:03 PM

Internet Ruins Everything, or Not

By Samuel Greengard If you spend any time following what's generally described as the "news"--and I use this term loosely nowadays--you know how often stories pop up about how the Internet is wrecking so....

Friday, February 18, 2011 18:02 PM

Yes, I'm Ignoring You

Reader Art responds to Sam Greengard's post about people who ignore electronic communications by saying such ignorance is bliss: I fear that following this suggested code of conduct will assure that virtu....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 18:02 PM

Hiding Behind Technology

by Samuel Greengard Today I'm putting on my Mr. Manners hat for Etiquette Hour. It's ironic that in an era of instantaneous everyone-is-wired global communication, reaching people is tougher than ever. I....

Thursday, February 10, 2011 21:02 PM

Women, the Original Computers

by Tim Moran Once upon a time, a "computer" was a person, not a thing. In most cases, this person was female, and therein lays the tale of the women who, in 1942, were part of a secret U.S. military pro....

Friday, January 28, 2011 18:01 PM

Spy vs Virtual Spy

by Tim Moran I've never taken to video gaming, but I do like spy stories, so reports of the convergence of intelligence gathering and video games piqued my interest -- maybe because the words "intelligenc....

Monday, January 24, 2011 19:01 PM

Of Online Babies and Untied Laces

by Tim Moran This may or may not be disturbing--I can't be sure. When I was a kid, toys were simple and technology was rudimentary. What that really means, I think, is that kids were simple and rudiment....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 20:01 PM

Periodic Table Shrinks to Fit

by Tim Moran It was chemist Martyn Poliakoff's birthday, and the team he works with at the University of Nottingham's Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Center (NNNC) wanted to give him a unique present. Hmmm....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 18:01 PM

Nanotech Fabrics Now Machine Washable

by Tim Moran People have been cleaning their clothes in washing machines for 100 years, give or take. It's a simple process, really, and at the core it has not changed much in all that time. Wikipedia exp....