In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.… (more)
On January 4, 2013, the first Friday of a new year, a dead day newswise, the Federal Aviation Administraion released a one-page notice. (Introduction)
Among the humiliations of my teenage years was one that might be termed psycho-mechanical: my very public struggle to master a manual transmission.
It's the freedom I imagine Lawrence Sperry and Emil Cachin must have felt on that bright spring dayan Paris a hundred years ago when they climbed out onto the wings of their gyroscope-balanced Curtiss C-2 biplane and, filled with terror an delight, passed over the reviewing stands and saw below them the faces fo the crowd turned skyward in awe.