Posts Tagged ‘oped’

Addicted to Distraction

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Addicted to Distraction “Committed…[to a] digital-free vacation a year….1 week offline…deeply restorative."

“Finally, I feel committed now to taking at least one digital-free vacation a year. I have the rare freedom to take several weeks off at a time, but I have learned that even one week offline can be deeply restorative.

Occasionally, I find myself returning to a haunting image from the last day of my vacation. I was sitting in a restaurant with my family when a man in his early 40s came in and sat down with his daughter, perhaps 4 or 5 years old and adorable.

Almost immediately, the man turned his attention to his phone. Meanwhile, his daughter was a whirlwind of energy and restlessness, standing up on her seat, walking around the table, waving and making faces to get her father’s attention.

Except for brief moments, she didn’t succeed and after a while, she glumly gave up. The silence felt deafening.”

Be prepared for the big genome leak

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

It is only a matter of time until idealism sees the release of confidential genetic data on study participants, says Steven E. Brenner.

The Limits of Big Data in the Big City –

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

David Patterson – Enlist Computer Scientists in Cancer Fight –

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Oped on Software Patents by Christina Mulligan

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Oped by ISP Fellow in the Washington Post, on software patents: