Category Archives: Essays

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same We wrote our first “Your Computer Won’t Bite” e-book back in 2005. Windows XP was just a few years old and some folks were still hanging on to Windows 98 and Windows ME. Nearly fourteen years ago we told you that your computer won’t… Read More »

Google Uses Gmail to Track the Things You Buy Online

    Google Uses Gmail to Track the Things You Buy Online I walk a lot, and my walks used to be private. Now when I walk down the streets of my little town, there are cameras everywhere. Cameras on the street corners, cameras in parking lots, cameras on the traffic lights, cameras on top… Read More »

Magic

    Magic I think of the word “magic” and it conjures up images of a man in a black cape, with a wand, and pulling white rabbits from a hat or making things appear and disappear with the wave of the wand. But that’s not really magic, it’s just illusion.  And it’s fun to… Read More »

Just Ordinary Days

Just Ordinary Days “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” I have been thinking about that particular aphorism lately. I wonder if our lives really are measured by the number of breaths we take or even by the number of… Read More »