Category Archives: Technology

If Our Bibles Beeped

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I’m guessing that you have been mightily tempted to check your phone while driving, or during a meeting, or while talking with someone, simply because it alerts you to the fact that you have a new text or there is … Continue reading

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Better Than Technology

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On a rainy Saturday afternoon my husband decided to clear the clutter on his desk, which led to tossing of obsolete electronics. He had twenty year old Palm Pilots on his desk. Who knows why – we haven’t touched them … Continue reading

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Allocating Attention

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Attention matters.  Your focused concentration is highly sought after in today’s world.  How do you allocate your attention? Most of us give continuous partial attention to almost everything.  I cannot possibly give honest consideration to everything that comes across my screen.  There aren’t enough hours … Continue reading

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Big Data: A Brief Education

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There was a day when miners physically blasted, dug  and drilled in search of treasures like gold, silver and oil.  Today’s most profitable miners are statisticians and mathematicians searching for veins of meaningful information from within mountains of data. How do you feel about that? … Continue reading

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Bubble-ology

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Bubble-ology : the recognition and analysis of spheres containing uniform philosophical, ideological and/or theological thought (from Judy’s dictionary of hypothetical words:). How often do you seek perspectives from sources outside of your bubble? Every individual looks at life through the lens of his or her unique life experiences and … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Need Algorithms

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“For more and more companies, the hiring boss is an algorithm.”** Algorithms increasingly direct hiring decisions, stock trading, and employee compensation.  They are used to evaluate music for potential “hit-appeal,” and to determine what shows up on your Facebook news feed. Big Brother … Continue reading

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The Thief in Every House

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The Thief in Every House There is a thief in every house, a ubiquitous presence, a crook. With our permission, like a weed, it encroaches on moments meant to smell the proverbial roses. A bore, it drones on and on like an unfortunate dinner … Continue reading

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Is it Real?

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How do we know what is real?  And, if we grant that what we see and experience is real, how do we know that we’re perceiving it accurately? Some would say that those are quaint and irrelevant questions, because reality is personal and subjective.  (Is that … Continue reading

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Life in your Pocket or Life in your Heart?

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Steve Jobs introduced the revolutionary iPhone in 2007 with the evocative phrase “your life in your pocket.”  Smart phones may have started out in pockets, but they have become almost permanent extensions of their owners’ hands. As an example of our dependence on … Continue reading

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Talking Technology

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What is it about  communication technology that we find so irresistible? Sales of smartphones are exploding.  In 2010 smartphones were 9% of Samsung’s cellphone sales; in 2012 the smartphone share is expected to be 50%.  And then there is Apple.  Apple sold 72 … Continue reading

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