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Love the machine, don’t rage against it

The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet. – William Gibson I was glued to the telly during the Channel 4 series Humans which is set in our present day but with a fictional history of robotics. In this alternate present, robots, who are … Continue reading

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Augmenting humans with social media

My first job back in the early 90’s was as a systems analyst. I was really excited about automating boring bits of peoples’ tasks so that they could get creative by accessing the extra brainpower of a computer in some … Continue reading

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Alone together: Is social media changing us?

The Information Superhighway is just a f***ing metaphor! Give me a break! -Randy Waterhouse, Cryptonomicon (1999) During a 2012 Ted talk based on her book Alone Together, Social Studies of Technology Professor, Sherry Turkle said: ‘Technology is taking us to … Continue reading

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Experience: Where am I? Where have I been? Where am I going?

One month ago I, who has had cancer, dropped my daughter, who has had kidney failure, off at school for her first day. And as I walked home, I was stunned. This day was in a future I didn’t believe … Continue reading

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Bad design: Fresenius Applix Smart food pump

[I wrote this blog trying to articulate the frustrations I had with the design of this food pump and the headache it gave me. It sat right next to a Baxter peritonal dialysis machine in my bedroom and the contrast … Continue reading

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