Category Archives: Technology
For many of us, working remotely isn’t a new idea. However it is something that those folks in New York do, but not so much here in the Heartland. Many employers are loath to give up the old fashioned notion of working 9 to 5 in the office, and granted there are advantages and a [...]
Who Hoo!! The new iPhone 4s is out. It was released in October to monumental sales and preorders, and with much fanfare from Apple. We in this office actually watched the release information via live blogging. That nice 60” monitor makes it easy for everybody to watch something together.
We were all a little disappointed that [...]
The first author wrote his story on a cave wall. Then stone, wood, and even wax tablets were used along with papyrus scrolls. Finally mankind evolved enough to create bound books using parchment, and an assortment of other materials.
Flash forward to the early sixties and that era’s fascination with science fiction. Children watched George Jetson [...]
It’s getting to be that time of year, when you start thinking about what your kids want from St. Nick, Rudolf, Frosty and the gang. The commercials for the “It” toys are beginning to creep up on us. I personally have a couple of burn holes from where my daughters have stared at me while [...]
Americans fell in love with TV in the 40’s. The 1950’s brought “I Love Lucy” and color t.v. which only deepened our affection. The development of cable and satellite television in the 1970’s allowed for more channels and encouraged businessmen to target programming toward specific audiences. It also enabled the rise of subscription television channels [...]
My 10 year old daughter asked me “Mom, what did phones look like when you were my age?” I proceeded to describe a rotary telephone that was mounted on the wall, but the more I spoke, the more confused my daughter looked.
“But even if you put your finger in the hole and pushed the wheel [...]
Geeks can tell you the third planet out from Vulcan, or I can imagine their sneers as they correct me in saying there were no planets near Vulcan. They love their superheroes, and they never loose on Tech Trivia Night. Even now, we mourn the passing of one tech geek who gave us the internet [...]
The first observance of Labor Day in the U.S. is believed to have been a parade on September 5, 1882 in New York City. It is thought that the parade was organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. In fact, the United States is not the only country to celebrate Labor [...]
One of the stories on www.Mashable.com today that caught my attention is “Sims on Facebook is World’s Fastest-Growing Social Game.” The Sims Social is a reboot of Electronic Arts’ bestselling $4 billion games franchise. This put “The Sims Social” on the heels of Zynga’s number one game, “CityVille”, which garners 14 million daily players. There [...]
You’ve seen the “No Texting” discourses on Oprah and the Today Show. 13 states have banned texting while driving and 17 more are considering it. The U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show nearly 5500 people died in crashes involving distracted drivers in 2009. Car safety is among the top priorities of Americans these days. In [...]