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Futures not taken

Of Orson and Dongtan

iPhone politics

Why everyone cares about Apple's newest toy

“Transformers” without irony

If you want to enjoy this flick without guilt, you'll have to ignore the whole Middle East issue.

Never mind the steampunk

Can't our devices be pretty and practical?

The future of paper

Post-print media, paper will survive. But will print journalists?

True TorrentSpies

Hollywood takes aim at online privacy

Google in my bedroom

Search engine as panopticon

Wikipedia activism

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION When I edit Wikipedia, I am fighting for the future. There are certain things and people whose memories I want preserved for generations to come so that curious searchers a century from...

Green libertarians

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION It sounds crazy, but it just might work: green libertarianism could become the new reformist movement in politics and cultural life. In the 1980s, suggesting that green culture could be combined with libertarianism...

09 F9

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION I have a number, and therefore I am a free person. That's the message more than a million protesters across the Internet have been broadcasting throughout the month of May as they...

We can be heroes

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION Imagine a world where your genome isn't just the result of long-term natural selection and random mutation. Instead, its composition and expression actually mean something — not just about you, but also...

Myth of the universal library

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION A lot of Web geeks believe that one day everything ever created by humans will be available online. Call it the myth of the universal library. Here's how the myth goes: because...

Stop getting things done

> annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION Among business-oriented tech nerds, there is an acronym that is a cult: GTD. It stands for "getting things done," and it comes from the title of a popular time-management book by productivity...

How to control my body

> annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION The biological functioning of my body is all over the news right now. Lawmakers and federal regulatory agencies are asking themselves whether I should be allowed to have abortions, and whether I...

The trouble with Twitter

Your life, sped up and squared

Another digital divide

Low-income communties and high-speed wireless

Smoking Yahoo!’s pipes

How could a tool designed to help you manipulate all kinds of information actually limit your control?

Vote Mac

A political machine and a fondness for gizmos


Testing the limits of vulnerability

Web trenz!

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION It's the time of year when we celebrate new ideas and fresh memes on the Interwebs. For some reason, March is the month for all the big Webbish conferences, such as South...

Data crash of 2027

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION All your personal correspondence is on Yahoo! or Hotmail or Gmail. Links to important news and research data are stored in your Del.icio.us account. Your blog, which contains records of a personal...

Men are not men

Avatars, in fact, don't reflect social norms at all.

Lisa Nowak, astronaut

When women do go on violent rampages, I want them held responsible for their actions and punished the same way men are

Peeing by design

› techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION If you think it's hard to find a decent public bathroom in the city, try finding a bathroom for the gender ambiguous. People who appear androgynous, whether unintentionally or because they're going...