Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

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...

Psychology of Technology: The Blogosphere Jungle

I can tell you this: It’s a jungle out there. I don’t mean the real world in which most of us inhabit; that world is pretty tame. I’m talking about...

Is Coding Camp a Good Thing? Answer: Not to Me

One of the booming trends in the 'youth-achievement-industrial complex' is computer coding camps (and after-school coding programs). Here is an article in which I was interviewed that discusses this new, and...

Psychology of Technology: Microsoft Has Lost Its Mojo: An Open Letter to Bill Gates

Dear Bill, I know you’ve been retired from Microsoft’s day-to-day operations for about a year now and Steve B. is running the show, but you are still Chairman of the...

Psychology of Technology: Bad Decision Making 2.0

There has been some egregiously bad decision making in the news lately, highlighted by the revelations around now-former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s ongoing sexually explicit Twitter conversations and photo sharing with six...

Psychology of Technology: Generation Tech: Where are the Parents?

The march of technology is inevitable and inexorable. We can’t stop it or even slow it down and we definitely can’t reverse it (nor should we want to). As I have...

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: Ad Out!

No, I’m not talking about the U. S. Open Tennis Championships just concluded in New York. I’m talking about the invasion of Web site real estate by all manner of ads....

Is Google Killing Wonder?

What makes wonder such a powerful force? It is the wellspring from which engaged and expansive thinking emerges. Curiosity, an essential source of intellectual inquiry, is piqued. Your mental gears start turning and your synapses begin firing. You feel excitement and an urge to know more. Curiosity propels you to seek out an answer.

Will There be a Backlash Against Technology?

In a past post, I described my belief in the Law of Unintended Consequences, which suggests that we can’t predict how innovations will impact us individually or collectively. This law couldn’t be...