Posting mobile photos like it’s 2005

I haven’t looked at my Lifeblog archive in a long time. Without the software, it’s just a deep tree of folders holding all sorts of media over many years. For some reason, last night, I took a peek, flipping through old photos and text messages from another time. Sigh, that Nokia is no more. But […]

TV: Morsels vs Streams

For a long time I’ve been thinking about the morselization of the web – the break down of the mogul-minded content consumption of the early media world into the fragmentation of our media experience of the last decade. When I lived in Finland, I mostly did not have a TV (only had it for FIFA World […]

Frak. The car stopped.

I grew up in Brasil, so it was normal to be driving up in the hills of Rio and have a dog jump out and chase our car. Being teens, we’d just stop the car and the dog would stop and not know what to do and just walk away. We laughed like we were the […]

Oral culture: Snapchat, deleting streams, and, now, Banter

I have two teens and it has been fascinating to see how they approach the permanence of text and images. The digitization of the world has challenged how we keep things – partly due to format changes, partly due to the ability to save everything. Until you’ve had a catastrophe that makes you lose years […]

TSA and faux terror theatre

Disclaimer: My family has a long history living in, speaking out against, and escaping trouble from totalitarian governments. So, please understand that I have a terrible allergy towards anything that smacks of police-state bullshit. They’re Such Asses – shoes set me off I’ve always called TSA “Faux Terror Theatre”. Looking back at my posts, those […]

Google Maps as traffic cop in the sky?

I am a very heavy user of Google Maps, even when I know where I’m going. It’s a pretty good* predictor of current travel time and traffic patterns. A few times lately, I’ve also had to use it to circumvent traffic snarls (one time enjoying rural New Jersey near Pennsylvania). Then, one day, during a […]

The chocolate and peanut butter method of ideation

Just a thought. Sometimes for me to generate new ideas I randomly grab different topics (the more different the better) that interest me and explore what they means together. Just like chocolate and peanut butter might not have been obvious (or peanut butter and bananas, or bananas and Nutella), they turn out to be my […]