Life in the 21st Century

Observations on life in the 21st century.

Lifehacks: The State of Readiness

The difference between idleness and readiness.

SXSW 2011: Jinriksha

The new economy.

Facebook

“The masked-ball period of the Internet is ending.”

Tweeting SXSWi

Recently I’ve noticed in movies or TV shows that during a lecture every college student is rapidly typing away on a laptop. As a teacher, I think I would find it very disturbing. I’d wonder, are they taking notes or messaging friends? Are they mentally present at all? How does one even speak to a room of people whose eyes are focused elsewhere? Where’s the physical and emotional feedback when

iPhone, A Day in the Life

Great technology redefines a task so completely that we change our behavior, not because we are forced to adapt to the technology but because the technology provides us with new ways to interact with the world and to do things we never imagined doing before.

Yes We Can

Yes We Can

No More Phoning Home

Time to trade in some old concepts: residential phone out; personal cell phone in.

False Economy

Music or ice cream?

Whole Foods Market

They tore up a parking lot and built something wonderful.

Blogs Rule, MSM Drool

A clip from Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” on blogs and Jeff Gannon.

Eyes Wide Open

Memorial to those who died in the line of duty.

Thrift

Thrift is a true American value.

Sunday Brunch

Marge: What’s brunch?
Jacques: You’ll love it. It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don’t get completely what you would get at breakfast, but you get a good meal.
— The Simpsons

Welcome to the 21st Century

If ET was carrying his cell, they wouldn’t be waiting for him to phone home.

Our Electronic Masters

“Have a nice day” the machine flashes. But it doesn’t mean it.