Coming to Terms with Time

Coming to Terms with Time

An email takes probably 1/5th the time of writing and sending a letter, and yet we spend more time writing emails than we ever spent writing letters. Each individual email becomes less memorable than an individual letter. “We don’t have any time,” writes Hartmut Rosa, “although we’ve gained far more than we needed before.”

Women, Cars, Sports and Computers

Women, Cars, Sports and Computers

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to give a talk to the inaugural class of Mexico City’s Citizen Programmer Fellowship. The six programmer fellows will each spend nine months embedded in a city agency where they will develop a technology project and promote more...
Facebook for All

Facebook for All

Some quick thoughts on Facebook’s announcement yesterday of Internet.org, an industry coalition that seeks to “cut the cost of providing mobile Internet services to one percent of its current level within five to 10 years by improving the efficiency of...