Pitfalls of eBooks and Why They Don’t Matter

With the release of Apple Inc.’s iPad, another chapter is being written in the history of digitized media.  Specifically, the iPad continues the work done by products such as the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, in furthering the development  of the eBook market. By definition, eBooks, also known as digital books, are e-texts that form the digital media …

It’s Your World Wide Web

It’s your World. It’s wide. It’s the Web. What you choose to do with it is all up to you. Read what some people have done with the Internet’s features to impact the world we live in.

TTH Online Podcast – Episode 003a: Technology and Society

Guest: Jameson Wetmore What do the Amish have to teach us about the human-technology relationship? Have you ever felt the temptation to text message in class or wondered how much power you have over your technology – or vice versa? Join host Ellen DuPont for part one of a two part series with ASU professor Jameson Wetmore as they discuss …

How Technology Betrays Us

Imagine this: you are a citizen of a country controlled by an oppressive regime.  There has just been an election, the first in your country’s history, to establish a new, publicly-decided leader.  However, the results are disclosed within hours, a nearly impossible feat given both the country’s size and its lack of organization.  You suspect that there was no real …

How Do You Say “Dot Com” in Chinese?

Here you see two URLs, or internet addresses: <http://www.dhs.gov> and <http://www.dhs.gοv>. One of them is the homepage for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and one of them is not. Can you tell which one? Squint hard. Confused? You should be. But should you be worried? The first web address is the correct URL for the DHS homepage. The second …

Robots Invade America

Three hundred million Americans and growing. An unceasing flow of immigrants, both legal and illegal.
Unemployment nearing ten percent. If anything, it seems as though there’s a shortage of work to go around in the United States.