Saturday, 4 January 2014, 19:00 | Category : critique, history, internet, life, nostalgia
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20 years beyond 1984. What did we think it would be like? Flying cars? Food pellets? Cars that turn into briefcases? Or just Big Brother monitoring our every move? Well, we got one of those things. Unfortunately, it isn’t any of the cool, techie things that we thought it might be. We got the monitoring […]

Keep Your Mouth Shut and Work On

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 11:52 | Category : career, critique, positivity
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A series of revelations have come to me over the past few weeks. I used to think that looking at a job as being “beneath me” was something that I should never do. That I could never be too good for anything. While this is most certainly true for most things in life, it is […]

Technology and Disenfranchishement

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 15:36 | Category : activism, critique, history, nostalgia
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When I say I want to go back to the seventies, it has more to do with technology than nostalgia.  Yes, I realize that I am sitting at a computer in a separate room from my husband, listening to a Pandora playlist online, while I type this into a word processing program.  Meanwhile, he sits […]

The Evolution of the Internet or How I Became a Social Media Junkie

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:49 | Category : coding, critique, history, internet
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It all began in 1984. Orwell could not have predicted it any better. Generation X was truly the cohort that would bring about the ways in which Big Brother could infiltrate every facet of our lives. That story is for another time though, since this story is about me and how I got to where […]