Lifestyle

Think of this page as Better Homes and Websites. Your computer or smartphone can help you with your travels, your entertaining, your hobbies and even your fine, fine fashion sense. I share some of my ideas for how networks can help make life easier, more fun and more stylish.

Creating a visitor’s guide to your home tech setup

Creating a visitor’s guide to your home tech setup

One of the joys of living in a multicultural society is the experience of welcoming someone from a different heritage into your home, and introducing them to the various artifacts, practices and beliefs of your own culture. It is in this spirit that we sometimes...
This 40th birthday brought to you by Apple

This 40th birthday brought to you by Apple

What’s the right way for a geek to celebrate the big 40? In my case, as many of you now know, the answer was to spend the previous 40 days blogging. That met my need for ritual, but what about the day itself? I wanted to do something memorable, something that...
Bing helps us search for the meaning in our tech choices

Bing helps us search for the meaning in our tech choices

It’s not easy to break into a market that is dominated by a player whose name is literally synonymous with an entire product category. In a world that uses “Googling” to refer to the very act of searching for something online, it’s a wonder...
Thank the Internet for 4/20

Thank the Internet for 4/20

Dope-smokers of the world, send a thank-you text to your favorite geek: pot culture owes a thank-you to the Internet.

Quiz: What level of online security is right for you?

Quiz: What level of online security is right for you?

Getting the inside scoop on Santa Claus. Finding out what really happened to your childhood pet when your parents took him to “the farm”. Realizing that your favorite TV show didn’t mention one car company four times in a single episode simply...
Cut the cord

Cut the cord

Cords suck. The people of New England made this discovery at 1 am on December 12, 1986. That was when a single cable broke between White Plains, New York and Newark, New Jersey, knocking all of New England off the Internet. As incredible as it may sound today, back in...
Picturing the Internet in 1981

Picturing the Internet in 1981

The Sony Mavica camera, released in 1981, was the beginning of the digital camera revolution. The Mavica itself wasn’t a true digital camera: it was a camera that captured video stills. But it was the first commercially released electronic camera, and it was a...
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