The arrival of the Internet in the 1990s pushed us into the “information age,” in which it was expected that information would be available to all, for free, and, perhaps most significantly, for all time. In many ways, these developments have come to pass. But, in other ways, it has become increasingly easy to obscure information through access, or lack thereof, to aspects of information online.
While an historic event in an of itself, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last week also was unique for another reason: It revealed yet again the extent to which the digital medium remains stubbornly impermanent and the way in which it presents a digital historical record in a very malleable format – and how [...]
My recent IT and online communications work with small nonprofit organizations placed me squarely in the position of needing to do the best that I could at being what I like to call a “SuperTech.” The SuperTech goes by many others names as well – “tech savior,” “web guru,” and “IT guy/gal,” among others. Simply [...]