Category Archives: Science & Technology

Cellphones do everything, just nothing useful

Can I complain about technology here? Not my usual curmudgeonly bit about how machinery can’t save our souls, social media are stupid and electric light killed the night sky. I mean why are we surrounded by so much fancy stuff … Continue reading

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Keeping abreast of modern feminism

It all started with a teen girl’s underwear. But it got ugly fast.
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Prepackaged McCampaigns leave voters with indigestion

The Ontario election seems to have turned into a supermarket tabloid. You know, those formulaic mass-produced glossies full of breathless pseudo-insider tales of “Brad” and “Jen” and “Kim,” as though knowing celebrities’ first names somehow wafts you into their shallow … Continue reading

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Common sense — there’s no app for that

Apparently it’s not safe to send naked pictures of yourself to strangers even if you use the Snapchat feature that supposedly deletes them afterward. Who saw that coming? Or needed to?
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In technology we trust — too much

Heartbleed scares me. Internet weaknesses really are big news, unlike a lot of things that get headlines. So our reaction scares me even more.
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