Tag Archives: Technology

Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Technocreep’ and how we are seduced by surveillance

Thomas Keenan has written a helpful description of the kinds of surveillance undertaken by corporations, governments, criminal enterprises, and just plain creeps every second of every day. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2014 [Technocreep: The … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Technocreep’ and how we are seduced by surveillance

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Terry Dyke :
The steel hatchet and culturecide

A fable for the unintended consequences of technological diffusion and the many-layered banality of cultural domination. By Terry Dyke | The Rag Blog | June 6, 2014 One of my favorite nuggets from an unapologetically liberal arts education turned up … finish reading Terry Dyke :
The steel hatchet and culturecide

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Chellis Glendinning :
A radical imagination: Dilemmas and desire while reading Pedro Susz

Pedro Susz is like a diamond; he has many facets… ‘Para una filosofía de la insubordinación’ reveals the rare mind that integrates erudition with vision. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 Pedro Susz is like … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
A radical imagination: Dilemmas and desire while reading Pedro Susz

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Robert Jensen : When Humans Play God

“Human ignorance.” Photo by Lindstol / Crestock.Technological fundamentalism: Why bad things happen when humans play God By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / February 8, 2011 If humans were smart, we would bet on our ignorance. That advice comes … finish reading Robert Jensen : When Humans Play God

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John Naughton : The WikiLeaks Backlash and the Culture of the Internet

Political cartoon from The Young Diplomat.Killing the messenger:The attack on WikiLeaks It represents the first really sustained confrontation between the established order and the culture of the internet… By John Naughton / December 6, 2010 “Never waste a good crisis” … finish reading John Naughton : The WikiLeaks Backlash and the Culture of the Internet

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William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Stop Thief!

Stop thief!How the internet happenedand why it’s in danger nowBy William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / October 15, 2010 Also see Mike Hanks’ companion article: Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire And see ‘Save the Internet’ video … finish reading William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Stop Thief!

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William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire

Cartoon from Schrier Blog.Is FCC dropping the ball?The fight for a free internet By William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / October 15, 2010 Also see Mike Hanks’ companion article: Net Neutrality / Stop Thief! And see Net Neutrality … finish reading William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire

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Harvey Wasserman : ‘Pebble Bed’ Nuke Bites the Dust

The “Pebble Bed” design. Graphic from Anthonares.No go for ‘Pebble Bed’ nukes:South Africa ditches much-hyped technology By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2010 As the “reactor renaissance” desperately demands new billions from a lame duck Congress, … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : ‘Pebble Bed’ Nuke Bites the Dust

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Earth to Obama : Nuclear Just Can’t Cut It

Dreamscape VII by Midnight-digital / Flickr / The End of Capitalism. Not in your wildest dreams:Five reasons nuclear just isn’t sustainable By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / March 6, 2010 President Obama recently announced an $8.3 billion loan … finish reading Earth to Obama : Nuclear Just Can’t Cut It

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Jonah Raskin : Google Is Not God

Illustration © 2007 by Stuart Brown / Modern Life.Google is not God:Whatever happened to privacy in America? By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 3, 2010 Google often seems to be all-powerful, and as omniscient as God himself … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Google Is Not God

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Harvey Wasserman : Putting Lipstick on a Radioactive Pig

Image from Texas Vox / Public Citizen.High dollar nuclear makeover:$645 million in lipstick for a radioactive pig By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / February 24, 2010 The mystery has been solved. Where is this “new reactor renaissance” coming … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Putting Lipstick on a Radioactive Pig

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Rage Against the Machine : Diebold and the Massachusetts Election

Illustration by Doug Potter / The Austin Chronicle.Hacking the vote:Will Diebold steal the Senate? As Bay Staters vote to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, most will be marking scantron ballots to be run through easily hackable electronic counters made by … finish reading Rage Against the Machine : Diebold and the Massachusetts Election

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