Say goodbye to your CDs, DVDs

by Phil Elmore -- Recently, in my capacity as technical writer, I was asked to use an old piece of software not installed on my PC and not found on my company's more…

Looking for work in a jobless 'recovery'

by Phil Elmore -- You know the sensation: It's that sinking feeling you get when your supervisor asks you to step into his office. The feeling gets worse when he motions you more…

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…