Mass shootings: when are we going to have a conversation about the “copy-cat” effect?

Mass shootings: when are we going to have a conversation about the “copy-cat” effect? There are well-documented links to the increase in suicides following a well-publicized one (called the Werther Effect) covered by sociologist David Phillips in his paper “The Influence of...

Bullying Self-Driving Cars

Thoughts about self driving cars… I saw a commercial, I think it was Mercedes-Benz, that showed a fashionable couple in a car driving down a lovely winding ocean road, beautiful view, rolling hills, that was advertising the future self-driving capability and ho...

Technology had such promise: A Rant

Technology had such promise: A Rant It’s been a bad week. Bear in mind that the Visa card that we use daily has been replaced three times in the last 8 months due to breaches (Home Depot, Target, and I don’t remember…), each time necessitating visits to each of the several...