Thursday, March 7, 2013

Silicon Valley Says Step Away From the Device

 Computers, smartphones and other gadgets have made life easier, but now tech firms are worried that they may be harming people.

“It’s this basic cultural recognition that people have a pathological relationship with their devices . . . People feel not just addicted, but trapped.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/technology/silicon-valley-worries-about-addiction-to-devices.html?smid=pl-share

Monday, March 4, 2013

Paper Maps in a World of GPS

"Simpler times are something everyone yearns for. And maybe looking at a map takes you back," he said. "The technology is neat, but on a personal level, there's a sense of nostalgia when you look at the paper map. A lot of people are yearning for simpler times."

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/paper-maps-amid-gps-boom-nostalgia-finds-place