Do they still teach typing in school?

Many people have become concerned that cursive is no longer being taught in school. I saw the effect of this when one of our high school interns had trouble transcribing a meeting attendance sheet because some of the names were written in cursive. As someone who rarely uses cursive except for my signature (which is really … Continue reading Do they still teach typing in school?

A gallery of old technology: Do you remember TRS-80?

Old technology made big news recently when an Apple-1 computer sold for the equivalent of more than $500,000. The Apple-1 came out in 1976, which was just a few years before my parents bought our first home computer although ours was not an Apple. My first computer was a TRS-80, a computer brand from Radio … Continue reading A gallery of old technology: Do you remember TRS-80?

List 34: Favorite cancelled TV shows (theme songs and trailers)

We've been thinking about cutting cable. We just don't watch much TV that isn't on Netflix or Amazon anymore. (Exceptions include Game of Thrones and Mad Men, which are both starting again soon meaning cable is staying for at least a few more months.) It's hard for me to believe how little TV I watch … Continue reading List 34: Favorite cancelled TV shows (theme songs and trailers)

A one line journal: How to record your life in one line a day

I was never good at keeping a journal. I'd often start one then neglect to update it for days, weeks or even months. When I'd finally come back to it youthful arrogance that "someday someone else will definitely want to read this" paired with a fondness for structured narratives would make me feel like I … Continue reading A one line journal: How to record your life in one line a day