German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to the Bundestag, or German parliament, recently and warned of the dangers of “extreme speech,” which she described as speech that violates human dignity. According to Merkel, expression has limits. “Those limits begin where hatred … Continue reading The Day Angela Merkel Stood Still
I went to a business seminar the other day about the future of work. The speaker, a woman with a Tony Robbins headset who was billed as a “futurist,” explained how artificial intelligence and automation will make our lives easier, … Continue reading The Plight of the Krell
The other day I went to the Faculty Technology Office for help posting an online exam for one of my courses. The woman who works there asked two student aides to observe so they could learn the process. When she … Continue reading iHomophone
This week I got an email from my “friends at IFTTT” informing me that I had to reconnect my Google Drive to API and I’d better do it PDQ or else I would miss out on something “awesome.” I stared … Continue reading English, S’il Vous Plaît!
I’m not sure why, but overhead projectors are popping up all over campus lately. Remember them? They are those awkward-looking, squat boxes with the uplifted arm that could either be throwing a baseball or firing a laser beam à la Doctor … Continue reading March of the Overheads