Until the last two decades, information technologies had most of their impact within the halls of corporations and governments. Then of course, along came the world wide web, the internet. Quick on its heels cam social media. Smartphones and wireless data and pervasive WiFi took things to a whole new level. Suddenly, we’ve become cyborgs. … More We need new ground rules for information technologies.
The tragedy of the commons cannot be avoided….why? … More The Common Tragedy of All Social Networks
From jealousy to the App Guru there can be a surprising amount of hidden tension around technologies in the workplace. It can impact both morale and productivity in interesting ways. So what are some of these tensions? The Tablet: iPads and Android tablets can spark hidden jealousies in an office. In work I’ve done, employees … More Technology & Workplace Tensions
A man in Ontario gets angry when the service technician at the car dealership disables his two dash cams. He’s angry because he can’t tell what they may have done to damage his car during service. The news media cover it. People comment. Then there’s the seemingly endless stream of stories from people about how … More Systems of Distrust: can technology rebuild trust in human systems?
Can the DWeb thrive and offer consumers new opportunities? Perhaps. … More Will The DWeb Take Off & Thrive?
Humans are lazy, but we need a data freedom technology. … More Laziness, personal data and technology
From the start of 2018 it seemed like a constant barrage of data breaches, privacy scandals and outrage over Fake News and bad content decisions by technology companies. By mid-year it was Congressional hearings in the US and EU Parliament hearings in Brussels and the British parliament also seemingly demanding their pound of flesh. In … More 2019: Another Rough Year for Tech Companies.