Notes from the Electronic Cottage 12/2/21: Some Additional Holiday Thoughts

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

It’s getting to be the holiday gift-giving season so odds are pretty good that some swell new digital devices will be showing up in houses all over town. But, snazzy as they are, it is a good idea to set them up to serve our interests rather the interests of the manufacturers or app developers before we start using them. Here’s what and a start on how.

This is the link mentioned on today’s program

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.