April 7, 2012

The 'Digital Divide' Is an Absurd Concept

John Dvorak, PC Magazine

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The idea of a digital divide—a widening gap between technology haves and technology have-nots—has been a hotbed issue since the 1990s. I've always felt it to be a specious argument designed to sell more computers to people who often have no use for the things.

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May 15, 2012
Brainiacs Build High Tech Ghost Town
Brid-Aine Parnell, The Register
It's an empty city in the middle of the New Mexico desert ringed by a security perimeter. The wind will blow down barren streets, whisper through a vacant school, round high-rise offices cleared of commuters and out through... more ››
May 17, 2012
The Next Great Tech Platform? The Bike
Jason Severs, The Atlantic
New York City isn't known as a biker's paradise, with its overcrowded subways, pedestrian-packed sidewalks, yellow taxis snarled in traffic, and noisy buses. Yet even New York City is heading in the direction of places like... more ››
May 17, 2012
Coinstar's Bid for a Kiosk Empire
John Cook, Geekwire
Coinstar may be best known for its automated coin-counting machines and Redbox movie rental kiosks. But based on what we saw today at the company’s analyst day in Bellevue, they’ve got a lot more up their sleeves. more ››
May 17, 2012
The Tech Behind America's Power
Dawn Santoianni, Scientific American
By Dawn Santoianni | May 17, 2012 |   Share  Email  PrintMore »The editors of Scientific American regularly encounter... more ››
May 14, 2012
Tech's Destructive Hunger for Hits
Farhad Manjoo, Fast Company
No one waited in line to buy the first iPod. It took a year and a half for Apple's shiny, pricey music player to hit its millionth sale, and nothing about its trajectory (2002 sales, for example, were a Zune-like 40,000 a month)... more ››