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Entries by Claudia Ricci from 07/2011

Humans Mating Machines? Maybe I'm Robo-Phobic...

| Posted 07.11.2011 | Books

Sherry Turkle's fascinating new book, Alone Together, provides a startling exploration of the way digital technology and the fast-changing field of robotics are turning emotional connections among humans upside down.

Mating With a Machine? Maybe It's Not a Cop Out

| Posted 07.13.2011 | Technology

Given a choice between a man who brutalizes and murders, and a robot, I would opt for the robot in a heartbeat.

Day Lilies Show Us How to Embrace Life

| Posted 07.15.2011 | Green

2011-07-15-gdfdgdgd.pngThey are called day lilies for a reason: each magnificent blossom only lasts a single day.

"Artsy Fartsy" Turns Into a Gorgeous On-Line Book

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

Earlier this year, I experimented by serializing chapters of my new novel. One email I received in response was from a couple. They have written, illustrated and constructed a full website for an online serial called Impeccable Petunia.

How Obama Finally Got Me to Pay Attention

| Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

For a few minutes on Friday evening, I felt like I was watching the Obama of the old days when he was campaigning, when he could muster an electrical response in audiences with his supreme rhetorical gifts.

What, Now To Get A Job You Already Need To Have A Job?

| Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

With so many millions of people unemployed, and frantic to find jobs, companies are routinely flooded with applications for every open position. That flood gives employers the privilege to be very, very picky.