"If there's nothing further, we'll close this week's R&D meeting . . .Oh, I'm sorry, Carl, you have something?" "Yeah, boss, I had an idea for something that we might do with all of those guitar pick-shaped stickers we accidentally bought last year." "The 'Bonus Busters'. It's still too soon, Carl. But I'm listening." "Two … Continue reading The myth of the dust-free screen
Who are you, really?
"Where are you from?" I believe it has to be the most common question you hear while traveling. (Whereas the most common question proffered if you run into people you don't know in Louisville is "Where'd you go to high school?") It’s a well-meaning query. But, I think it's a question that, at its core, … Continue reading Who are you, really?
It can’t mean nothing
I'm not a bird watcher, but today I'm watching the birds which are hopscotching on the service tray, squabbling over scraps of pastry. I don't know from birds, but these are objectively pretty, bright and varicolored. As I watch them eat, I can't help but think of the popular passage in Matthew in which Jesus, … Continue reading It can’t mean nothing
“Alexa, will you please forgive us?”
A "Just post SOMETHING already!" Jam I’m far from the first to note this, but must admit that I am not very comfortable with our emerging digital assistant lifestyle; it doesn't enforce the common etiquette of manners observed in politer society. We, on our thrones of sentient thought, simply tell our digital underlings what to … Continue reading “Alexa, will you please forgive us?”