Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/27/21: Making Our Electronic Homes Safe

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Cars are the second largest purchase that many Americans make. The first is our homes. We’ve called cars “computers on wheels” because they come pre-assembled with lots of digital technology. Homes usually don’t. We are the ones that bring all sorts of electronic tech into our homes, and we would be wise to make sure that tech is safe for out families to use. Here are some suggestions to make that possible.

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.