Tag Archive | Technology

Steve Jobs: Prophet?

An interesting perspective on Steve Jobs from Andy Crouch via a piece in the Wall Street Journal. (HT: John Fea) Here is his introduction, followed by some interesting pieces. For every magical thing Steve Jobs revealed in his Apple keynote addresses, there were many other things he concealed. Like the devices he created, his life […]

Steve Jobs: Adoptee

Amidst the various thoughts that have been offered about Steve Jobs in the days following his passing, I’ve come across several interesting thoughts I will share today in this space. First, I was interested to find out that Jobs was adopted. I’ll have another post later today about his relationship with his father (and biological […]

Makes Me Feel Old

You have to be a certain age for this image to make any sense: Yep, now I feel old.

Hearing for the First Time: Part 2

Thanks to my friend with two cochlear implants that I referenced yesterday for pointing me to another video of the first time hearing. This time, it is for an 8 month old baby. This one is particularly heart warming. Remember to count your blessings today!

Hearing for the First Time

Thanks to John Fea for pointing me here to see the amazing video below of a young woman hearing sound for the first time. Her emotional reaction is a reminder of what a blessing it is to be able to hear, and a reminder not to take the privilege for granted. I have a good […]

The (Lost?) Power of Touch

An interesting piece that reminds us that we are quickly becoming so advanced in medical technology that we can forget the simple power of a touch from doctor to patient. This is worth watching for those in the medical professions, but also for those of us who use their services (everyone!).

The Next Step for Facebook?

Amid all of the whining and complaining about the latest “new Facebook”, I found this article from Mashable to be an interesting look into the near future from Facebook. (HT: Lara Conrad via Facebook) Check out the info, and the video (which I’ll embed below, rather than above). Facebook has unveiled Timeline, a major re-imagining […]

Gamers Solve a Science Problem

From the Univeristy of Washington: video gamers have helped scientist solve a problem that had stymied the scientists. (HT: Messiah College computer scientist David Owen via Twitter) Here is the intro to the article: Gamers have solved the structure of a retrovirus enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists for more than a decade. The gamers […]

E-Textbooks: the Future?

Thanks to colleague Gene Rohrbaugh, Computer and Information Sciences professor here at Messiah College, for pointing me toward this interesting post from The Chronicle about an e-text program at Indiana University. I have some thoughts and concerns. Here are the basics of the program: A game-changing e-textbook project at Indiana University—in which the university requires […]

The Future of Our Genetic Information

What will the future of genetics look like? This TED talk seems to offer a look that is potentially life-saving, but also potentially scary.