Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology: An Open Letter to Steve Jobs

Dear Steve, You certainly deserve all the credit and attention you’ve received in recent years. Apple’s rise, fall,  and then reemergence is the stuff of corporate legend and has enabled...

Marky Z and Facebook: Growing Up and Aiming High

Facebook founder and CEO, baby-faced billionaire, and unintended star of a hit (don't miss the double meaning) film Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that it will soon be offering a new...

Psychology of Technology: Off Line, On Life

The title of this post refers to an epiphany I had over the New Year's weekend. The realization was  about my relationship with technology, namely, I was exhibiting some of the...

Psychology of Technology: The Art of the Deal

On my recent post about AT&T, a commenter, Who? (no, this isn't a Who's on First game; that's his username), asked me to elaborate on how I am consistently able...

Psychology of Technology: Disconnectivity Anxiety

Do you freak out when you lose your mobile phone signal? Do you get stressed when your Internet goes down? Are you mortified if you have to use dial-up to access...

Psychology of Technology: Is Technology Raising a Generation of Bad Decision Makers?

Decision making is another aspect of children’s thinking that seems to be suffering as a result of the latest technology. This poor decision making is illustrated by events over the last...

Psychology of Technology: In Praise of the Blog "Commentariat"

Some time ago, I wrote a post titled The Blogosphere Jungle in which I described the truly uncivil nature of the blogosphere in which respect for opposing views and dispassionate...

Psychology of Technology: Kids & Mobile Phones

Don’t even get me started on seeing children with better mobile phones than I have. But that’s another story. The reality is that many parents are going to give their children...

Psychology of Technology: Alone in a Crowd, High-tech Style

The next time you're walking down the street, at the gym, in an elevator, out for a run, or even at your local coffee shop, look at the people around you...

Psychology of Technology: Real-time Web, Unreal-time Life

Pete Cashmore, the founder and CEO of Mashable, the well-read social-media blog, suggested in a recent CNN column that real-time Web is one of the top 10 Web trends of...