Tag: technology

  • The amazing technology in our hands

    Every now and then I look at my very mid-range phone, and I'm just amazed that we have this technology in our hands. I still remember when the Nokia N97 was the most advanced device I had seen. Of course, the phone I remember the most fondly was the Nokia 6310i. I had the silver […]

  • I love James Ball’s colourful photographic history of computers. These machines are grossly under-powered compared to the devices we use today. Still, they’re a wonderful reminder of how far we’ve come, and what lies ahead for us in technological terms. This Telefunken RA770 (circa 1970) is one of my favourites: Via The Stylish & Colorful […]

  • The VR headset made our kids disappear

    Our son recently received a VR headset and watching them use it prompted a few deep thoughts about the risks of VR to kids already consumed by digital screens.

  • Some days have themes

    Some days have themes. They are reminders that we can’t control everything and there are times when the Universe conspires against you. All you can do is take a few deep breaths and go make some tea.

  • Jamboard and Surface Studio are hints of our future tech

    Google Jamboard is a hint of the future of how we will interface with our data and collaborate with each other. In itself, it isn’t a dramatic leap forward but it is a step nevertheless.

  • Electronics kits are making a big comeback

    Electronics kits seem to be popular again and that is terrific news. Our son is excited about electronics and there is so much he can do these days.

  • Vehicle has gone supersonic

    I’ve been watching videos of rocket launches with our kids and this Falcon 9 launch in 2013 is a terrific reminder of how awesome human technology can be: It is more amazing how blasé we are about this stuff.

  • I just watched the JPL live feed as the Mars Rover landed on Mars and began transmitting data back from the red planet’s surface. Aside from being able to watch this historic event (well, live from JPL, the data from Mars is delayed due to the distance to Mars), I got a huge kick out […]