Tag Archives: Internet, technology

Now trending: hate and self-interest

Hate and self-interest are trending. Internet and the social media have provided the nasties with the means to find each other and create outlets for their bigotry.

Since they are truly nasty, in a way that this old lady doesn’t care to be, they do not hesitate to use these tools aggressively and successfully. Continue reading

The alternativeFacts symbol

Donald Trump is just a few weeks into his presidency, and already he and his team have made history. Alternative facts are here to stay. No executive order was needed. The world learned by example. To commemorate this, I decided to create a symbol, the alternativeFacts symbol. Continue reading

Dealing with complexity

When things become too complex, we simplify. Which works fine, if we know what we are doing. But let´s face it, when it comes to the brave new virtual world, BNVW for short, we don´t know what we are doing.

There is Continue reading

Education in a world of clicks

A friend sent me the famous quote, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”The quote is from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Message for American Education Week”, a speech given in 1938.

The message is just Continue reading