media

The declining effort of music interfaces

November 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

The other day, I was fiddling with the new Lynx car receiver from Sirius XM. My previous satellite radio receiver had a bunch of actual physical buttons on it, while the new [...]

Canada’s game coverage problem is holistic

October 4, 2012 // 4 Comments

Why do Super Mario game reviews show up in business and technology sections? The other day, at Microsoft’s annual Xbox holiday preview event here in Toronto, I chatted [...]

CBC cuts are bad news for everyone

April 4, 2012 // 4 Comments

Last week’s federal budget was disappointing on several levels. There was the lip service paid to innovation and technology – a couple mill here, a couple there [...]

Boo! A brief history of technology scares

October 31, 2011 // 2 Comments

It’s Halloween, which means it’s that time of year when we celebrate fear and all things spooky. Whether it’s scary movies or creepy costumes, now’s [...]

Exactly who are we in a digital world?

July 8, 2011 // 1 Comment

A little while ago, I wrote about how the shift to digital media, away from physical stuff like books and discs, is having a profound effect on our identities. We’re [...]

Beware the Wi-Fi boogeyman

December 6, 2010 // 1 Comment

I’ve been going on a lot lately about some of the bad information out there in the media regarding technology and its effects on people and/or society. I guess [...]

Talking TED: Technology good, media bad

October 20, 2010 // 2 Comments

I’m pleased and honoured to announce that I’ll be a speaker at the TEDx conference at Ryerson University here in Toronto on Nov. 27. What is TED? It stands for [...]
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