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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 9/29/11

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Things move fast in the world of tech, so it’s a good idea to note now and then how things have changed since we last discussed them here. Today, we get updates on citizen science helping to find a cure for AIDS; the GM OnStar System that will be tracking your car and you whether you like it or not; and a new type of camera that will allow you to shot first, and focus later.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 2/04/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Every day, we are captured on video cameras in stores or gas stations or toll booths. Let’s reflect a bit on what effect such surveillance has on daily life, and on the recent introduction of automated license plate reading cameras mounted on police cruisers here in Maine.
An interesting book on the difference between digital memory and human memory and what it means for out lives and those of our children is “Delete:
The Value of Forgetting in the Digital Age by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger.
Definitely worth a read if ubiquitous surveillance concerns you.