My experiment on Google+

by Phil Elmore -- A question has been rattling around the back of my brain for the last week or two. That question is, "What the hell is Google+, and why is more…

Casey Anthony: Soulless killer

by Phil Elmore -- I'm not going to share a reasoned and persuasive column with you today. I'm not going to share a premise, build from that premise, and guide you to more…

The joys and perils of public video

by Phil Elmore -- Years ago, one of my Friday night rituals was to watch the bizarre public access programs that ran back to back on my local station. To say that more…

Choose a weapon, not a 'toy'

by Phil Elmore -- There's a scene in the movie "Dead Man's Shoes" that struck me for reasons the moviemakers probably did not expect. A group of thugs armed with pistol-crossbows and more…

Obama to deploy 'shadow' Internet?

by Phil Elmore -- Cyber-warriors. The term sounds melodramatic, even silly, but a cold war already rages on the Internet. If we fail to fight this war, we risk losing before we more…

Weinergate: Told ya so

by Phil Elmore -- I'm not normally one to say, "See? I told you so," but ... Wait. Yes, I am. See? I told you so. Last week in Technocracy, I explained more…

Rep. Weiner's absurd 'hacker' claim

by Phil Elmore -- It wasn't me. I didn't do it. Yes, it came from my account. Yes, it had my name appended to it. No, there's no evidence whatsoever that anyone more…

The high-tech battle against scammers

by Phil Elmore -- We monitor our credit scores more closely than ever before. We are also more directly and immediately connected to those scores. This is a function of technology, of more…

Baby-naming child abuse

by Phil Elmore -- His name is "Like," and his parents are idiots. An Israeli couple previously named young Like's sisters "Pie" (yes, as in the dessert) and "Dvash" (Hebrew for "honey"). more…

Adults living with mom and dad: Grow up!

by Phil Elmore -- May is upon us. Spring is finally here, after a long, hard winter no doubt caused by "global warming." Oh, excuse me; that should be "global climate change," more…