In an article titled "Apple's Arrogance Exposed As Controversial Error 53 Bricks iPhones," Ewan Spence writes: Apple’s Error 53 ... has led to Apple to bricking thousands of iPhones during the iOS upgrade process."
Is there life-changing magic in digital minimalism? Probably not. Read the Story
It’s been a big deal and I know people who’ve lost their homes … I’ve made some efforts to prevent my house from burning down, but if it does, well … I’m not my stuff.
Has the world had enough iThis and iThat and iPhones and stuff?
"Technology is morally neutral, but our use of it isn’t. It is giving us a sense of entitlement, ruining films for other people, interrupting moments of contemplation, causing road traffic accidents, even affecting our sex lives. (A 2014 survey by Durex revealed that one in six Britons will answer the phone or read a text during sex; 60% said they actually preferred using technology to having sex.)"
Today, we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and biotechnology, to name just a few, are all building on and amplifying one another. This will lay the foundation for a revolution more comprehensive and all-encompassing than anything we have ever seen....
"Taylor is a 21st-century digital dissenter. She’s one of the many technophiles unhappy about the way the tech revolution has played out. Political progressives once embraced the utopian promise of the Internet as a democratizing force, but they’ve been dismayed by the rise of the “surveillance state,” and the near-monopolization of digital platforms by huge corporations."
Team Human loves cursive handwriting because it make for better humans. Better how? Well, cursive helps with:
From the National Association of State Boards of Education study:
Cognitive and Motor Skills Development: Because handwriting is a complex skill that involves both cognitive and fi ne motor skills, direct instruction is required to learn handwriting (it is not good enough to just give a workbook to students and hope for the best). However, the result of good instruction is that students are benefi ted both in their cognitive development and in developing motor skills.
Literacy Development: Handwriting is a foundational skill that can infl uence students’ reading, writing, language use, and critical thinking. Students without consistent exposure to handwriting are more likely to have problems retrieving letters from memory; spelling accurately; extracting...
Washington Post's Joel Achenbach wites:
"Techno-skeptics, or whatever you want to call them — “humanists” may be the best term — sense that human needs are getting lost in the tech frenzy, that the priorities have been turned upside down. They sense that there’s too much focus on making sure that new innovations will be good for the machines."
Call them what you will: productive luddites, techno-skeptics, humanists, digital dissenters... I think there's one thing we can agree on. They are awesome!
Read Achenbach's whole piece here.
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