Posts Tagged ‘technology’

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An Attitude Of Gratitude

*+-Thursday, November 27th is Thanksgiving in the United States. So rather than do my normal weekly column, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about some of the things I am grateful for. There’s … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 23rd, 2014
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Tech Toy Story

*+-Microsoft’s newest ad campaign is breath taking but not, I think, in the way that Microsoft imagines. “Just a toy“, my ass. ~ Steven Aquino (@steven_aquino) This is why Microsoft will lose. This shows they...

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John Kirk / January 21st, 2014
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Some Tech Critics Are Like Eunuchs In A Harem

*+-Some Tech critics are like eunuchs in a harem. They see it done, they see how it should be done, but they can’t do it themselves or derive any pleasure from it, so they conclude … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 2nd, 2014
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Tech Thanksgiving

*+-In the United States, today is the holiday known as Thanksgiving. So rather than write my normal column, I thought I’d devote today’s article to some of those things that I’m most thankful for — … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 28th, 2013
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Tech Intolerance (Part 1)

*+-There’s something I don’t understand… there is this thing that people do – a lot of people – that I just do not understand and I will likely never understand…it’s been going on for years, … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 7th, 2013
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Schools and Tech: A Long-Running Tragedy

*+-Last year, the Los Angeles Unified School District had a great idea: Provide all 640,000 students in the system with iPads equipped with custom software from Pearson Education at a cost of $1 billion. Today … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / October 2nd, 2013
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How Technology Has Touched My Life

*+-Last week, Ben Bajarin shared the top 5 technologies that changed his life. Yesterday, Steve Wildstrom talkied about how computers had changed his life. Today, I thought I’d share a few of my old technology … Continue reading

John Kirk / December 13th, 2012
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The Greatest Show In Tech

*+-You can’t tell the players without a program It’s like the circus has come to the world of tech. Over the next 30 days or so everybody and his brother is going to be announcing … Continue reading

John Kirk / September 6th, 2012
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Marketing to Moms – a Language Barrier

*+-Before attending the recent CES Show in Las Vegas – my 12th consecutive visit to this, the annual tech pilgrimage. I ventured a prediction to my husband: “As much as I hope this is not … Continue reading

Monica Vila / January 26th, 2012