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There's Nothing New About Telephone Surveillance

Inga | Posted 10.25.2016 | Fifty

People think telephone surveillance is a new thing but then, they're not old enough to have grown up with a party line. Eat your heart out, NSA. Sixty years ago, the entire country was listening in on each other's phone conversations.


Stanley Ely | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Stanley Ely

Everyone has a phone, of course. Even though we weren't rich, my family had a phone when I was young. The phone number, I remember, was 3773.

The Benefits of an All-IP World

Mike Montgomery | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Improved voice communication is among the many benefits of upgrading our nation's networks to run solely on Internet Protocol.

If I Were President . . .

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

If I were President of the United States -- the current President or a newly elected one -- I would immediately convene in the White House a meeting of respected and imaginative representatives of both labor and management from a wide segment of the marketplace.

Republic Wireless: Game Changer in Revolution against AT&T & Verizon

Don McNay | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised." -Gil-Scott Heron I'm a middle age man with a love/hate affa...

The Original Camera Phone

Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy

How did people take self-shots on their phones before modern mobile device? Like this, of course. (via Reddit)...

My Personal Social Story: Why Social Media Platforms Are Fads

April Rudin | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology
April Rudin

For as long as I can remember, I have been "social." Beginning back in grade school and continuing through high school, talking in class and giggling...

Texting and Etiquette -- A Compass

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

As parents, we need to teach our teens about the etiquette of texting. Although we, too, grapple with the same errors as our teens, there is still quite a bit that we can teach them.

Cool Icelandic Phone Technology Is Hot

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Sometimes I doubt that all the amazing communications technology the world has seen in the last decade has resulted in increased or better communicati...

Hang Up and Drive, Governor Brown

Steve Heilig | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

Jerry Brown flubbed a big one this month when he vetoed a bill that would have significantly increased fines for using a cell phone for talk or texting while driving.

How America's Funniest Home Videos Started Social Networking

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

America's Funniest Home Videos was the real beginning of social networking. Before Facebook, before Twitter, before MySpace, there was America's Funni...

You Say You Want A Revolution? The Virtual One Is Almost Here

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Boyce

Bet for the top story of 2010 being the Internet Revolution. The next two to three years are when we are going to see the Internet become what we all thought it would be.

I Hate the Phone

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anna Jane Grossman

Of course, I've used the phone many times in my life. There were times I even liked it.

Post Recession Economic Growth Means Challenging Our Concept of "Normal"

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jenny Darroch

In my last blog, I wrote about the contribution of marketing strategy, and more specifically marketing research, to develop new recipes and ideas that...

Why We Don't Mind Uncle Sam Tapping Our Phones

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

I guess it makes more sense to celebrate our freedom from government tyranny and interference before we give them the okay to monitor our private conversations. No one wants to be a party pooper.