Category Archives: Books

Social Effect of Technology

It seems to me… “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” … Continue reading

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Non-Private Privacy

It seems to me… “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.”  ~ John Perry Barlow. There are unfortunate parallels between some of what we see in U.S. society … Continue reading

Posted in 1984, Authors, Bill of Rights, Books, Constitution, Fourth Amendment, George Orwell, Information, National Security Agency, NSA, Privacy, Security, Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Document Publishing

It seems to me… “There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”  ~ W. Somerset Maugham. I recently began “attempting” to publish another book.  It has been a number of years since my … Continue reading

Posted in Alphanumeric, Books, Control Data Corporation, Dissertation, Donald Knuth, InDesign, Internet, ΤΕΧ, Linotype, Newspaper, Nroff, Print, Publishing, Terminal, Troff, Unix, Word, WordPerfect, WordStar, WYSIWYG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

The Impact of Virtualization

It seems to me… Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium ~ John Dyer. Recent articles on virtualization [i] discussed how Internet availability has changed the way we think about some of the more … Continue reading

Posted in Bandwidth, Books, Cameras, CDs, Digital, Digital, Download, DVDs, Facebook, Frame Rate, HDTV, Infrastructure, Internet, Mobile, Movies, Music, Network, Phones, Pictures, Skype, Speed, Transmission, Upload, Virtualization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Future of Writing

It seems to me… Rather than writing using cursives, I tend to print everything using only large or small capital letters.  In this, I’ve noticed, I am not unique.  In spite of being taught the “proper” way to write in … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Communications, Computers, Education, Information, PC, Penmanship, Print Media, Publishing, Speech, Students, Teaching, Technology, University, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments