Tag: technology

Where the moons are ever waning

When the New Horizons spacecraft left our little lonely rock on January 19, 2006, iPhones hadn’t been invented yet. Gas prices were under $2.50 and Hummer sales had yet to peak. Facebook laid claim to...

/ July 15, 2015

8 Reasons You Should Bail on Your Bible App and Get Back to Your Hardcopy

The Bible is not just any old book. It’s alive. The stories in it have actual power. It is the Word of God. And because there’s a spirit and a strength to this book, we...

/ April 7, 2014

Facebook’s palantir

Everyone knows what Facebook is for. Chatting with your friends in a public place. Arguing vehemently without repercussions. Posting pictures that make you look decent for a change. RSVPing, but completely without meaning it. Instant...

/ April 3, 2014

Happy birthday to you… and, hopefully, not many more

I know a woman who is alive to see her great-great-great-great-great grandson. She’s 150 years old, which means she was born during the American Civil War. She had cancer in her early hundreds, but the...

/ August 29, 2013

We’re trying as hard as we can to be alone

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been conducting a little observational study on Chicago’s “L” trains. I wanted to know what, exactly, people do on the trains, because they’re certainly not talking to me. But seriously, I...

/ August 14, 2013

All the science fiction I read was wrong

Everyone knows the basic premise. There’s a problem in the universe and The Big Bad Government is at the heart of it. Star Wars has the sith-ruled Galactic Empire, 1984 has the mind-controlling Big Brother,...

/ July 29, 2013