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technology, climate change

End of a technology

by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — As an historian of technology, I am perhaps overly sentimental about the passing of particular devices, implements or technological systems. This image shows the last incandescent light globe/bulb still working in my house. Discovered it by chance this morning and was delighted to see that the filament was still intact. It will serve its last hours in the intimate setting of my bedroom reading ...

kids, technology

The Time Machine

by Johnny Strategy

New york — As I drove my son and daughter home it was eerily quiet. That type of quiet that’s unsettling, rather than soothing. I peeked over my shoulder at a red light and saw that my daughter had fallen asleep...

technology, poetry

The Upgrade.

by Lia Pas

Saskatoon — When I was recovering from my appendectomy earlier this year the “need” arose. The need for web pages to stop crashing, the need for the ability to post on Facebook without my iPad seizing up, the nee...

cellphones, technology

22 Years Ago I Used a Cellular Telephone

by Craig Mod

Manchester — I remember that first call on a cell phone with a strange vividness. One of those moments in life that sears itself into your mind — you remember the very instant, the weather, the pitch of blue in th...

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