All posts in tag: cell phones

Catherine Wolfram Why the phrase ‘energy leapfrogging’ is misleading

I have seen a number of blog posts, panel discussions and news articles that extol the idea of energy leapfrogging. A recent Business Week column on India described, “leapfrogging the nation’s ailing power-distribution infrastructure with solar-powered local networks — the same way mobile-phones have enabled people in poor, remote places … More >

Jeremy Adam Smith Does technology really cut us off from other people?

Smarthphones and social media are changing our daily lives and our society. It’s now normal to see two people at a dinner table fiddling with their phones—and why not? They probably first met each other through their phones, on a dating site like OKCupid.

But are digital devices and social … More >

Claude Fischer Cell phone science

My attention was recently drawn to the topic of cell phones and not just because … hold on a sec … um, no messages … of the phone sitting next to my keyboard, but because I was reading two books … wait, what’s the ball score? … No change … … More >

Rosemary Joyce Two hurricanes and two networks

Hurricane Sandy hit close to home. Not where I live, mind you; but where my heart is, with my family.

As the hours went by, I waited for updates from my brothers, my nephews, all in the path of the storm.

My many friends and family members living in New Jersey or … More >

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