The Internet of Things Should Connect People

For those readers who aren't techies, the "Internet of Things" is  a phenomenon I first read about in Bruce Sterling's book Shaping Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers, in it's simplest definition, to physical products connected to the internet. You've already heard of some of them, like the refrigerator that sends a text message … Continue reading The Internet of Things Should Connect People

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“I will live until I die.”

In April of 1996 my mother was operated on for a recurrence of breast cancer that had metastasized to her bones. In the OR, they cut her open, took a look around, and closed her back up. The cancer was everywhere. In the recovery room, her doctor looking down at her chart told her she … Continue reading “I will live until I die.”