— Louis C. K.’s interview in Rolling StonePosted 3 weeks ago
The Terrible Truth About Toddlers and Touchscreens | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
Our kids are going to be faced with screens and interfaces and embedded
video and multimedia all of their lives in ways that we cannot even
imagine. When I consider the screens that were available to me as a five
year-old, versus those that were available to me at 40, I am staggered by
all the welcome and unwelcome ways video has pervaded my life.
I have no fear that my child will only be able to form relationships with
avatars. Nor do I think that it’s imperative to dunk her in the digital
stream from an early age in order that she may better negotiate this coming
world of pervasive information. There’s some sort of weird balance we have
to fumble our way into finding and nobody — not parents, not scientists,
not anyone — knows yet quite where it is. But I am pretty sure it’s not
inside a rattle.
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Unwanted Electronic Gear Rising in Toxic Piles
Advances in flat-screen technology have made older monitors and
televisions obsolete, decimating demand for tube glass used in them
and creating vast stockpiles of useless material.
From The New York Times:
Government Takes Legal Action Over Phone Spam
In eight federal civil cases, the Federal Trade Commission named 29
individuals, most of whom worked for companies that were hired to send
the unsolicited text messages.