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Do We Still Need Cursive?

Do We Still Need Cursive?

Photo by Eleni Koureas on Unsplash   Everything’s coming up QWERTY. At least, that’s what the rise of the keyboard feels like. Everywhere you look, typing has replaced the pen. At home, at work, in classrooms—there’s just no need for handwriting anymore. Or is there?...

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The Myth of the Indestructible Device

The Myth of the Indestructible Device

Photo by Shubham Bombarde on Unsplash   I’ll never forget the look on the young man’s face as he handed me his waterlogged phone. It was a brand new flagship device, barely six months old, and it had all the functionality of a brick. Even less, in fact, since he...

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Accessible Tech

Accessible Tech

Photo by Elizabeth Woolner on Unsplash   Love it or hate it, there’s no debate that technology is a boon for accessibility. From Braille keyboards to apps you control with your voice, the tech industry is creating new and better accessibility features all the time....

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Who Owns Your Robot?

Who Owns Your Robot?

Image generated using DreamStudio by stability.ai  Who owns your robot? Not an actual robot, but the kind in the picture up there. The kind of image I created after typing a few prompts into Stability AI.  The answer might surprise you, especially if you plan to use...

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Don’t Ditch Your Passwords (Yet)

Don’t Ditch Your Passwords (Yet)

Photo by Franck on Unsplash   If you haven’t heard of passkeys yet, odds are good you’ll be hearing about them soon. They’re a new way to log in to apps and websites, and they hold the promise of a future without passwords. Passkeys are great for a lot of reasons....

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Favourite Reads of 2023

Favourite Reads of 2023

Image by Ben Fox at Shepherd   As much as I love tech, I also love the quiet, focused feeling of sinking into a great book. And the past year was a fabulous one for discovering some new reads! Some, like Yellowface by R.F. Kuang, were recommended by family. Others,...

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