John Hinckleys on the Internet

by Phil Elmore -- The image is burned into my brain. It was 1981. The man is wearing a three-piece suit. He has a mustache and he's wearing brown shoes; everything about more…

Google's war on 'content farming'

by Phil Elmore -- You may not have heard of a "content farm," but if you've ever searched for popular keywords on the Web, you've seen articles "grown" on one. What you more…

Is Facebook inherently dangerous?

by Phil Elmore -- Yesterday I saw an ad for a car whose primary selling point seems to be that it offers real-time Facebook updates. In the spot (voiced by Tim Allen), more…

The e-book is the future

by Phil Elmore -- "I don't want an e-reader," I've groused. "I like reading real books." But am I right to object to e-books ... and does it matter that I do? more…

China's nationalist kleptomania

by Phil Elmore -- It's been difficult to be a proud American over the last several days. When U.S. citizens weren't hammered by the incessant media drumbeat concerning the rise of "rival" more…

The dissonance of 'Dr. Ruthless'

by Phil Elmore -- Her name is Melissa Soalt. She is, ostensibly, a teacher of self-defense for women. She is a feminist, a leftist, and occasionally a political pundit. She is also more…

Leftists' horrible paradox

by Phil Elmore -- His name is Bob Carson and you've never heard of him. Mr. Carson is the host of what he describes, perhaps somewhat whimsically, as "New Jersey's only FM more…

Fluoride conspiracists at it again

by Phil Elmore -- I did not want to address this topic again. I really didn't. When a reader e-mailed me a link to Michael Carl's recent article in WorldNetDaily, however, I more…

Your data: Increasingly under attack

by Phil Elmore -- Most of us understand the fundamentals of protecting our personal data. The concepts of data portability – and your vulnerability to theft, fraud and invasions of your privacy more…

Coping with information overload

by Phil Elmore -- The technology that saturates contemporary society, the technology that pervades modern existence, is overwhelmingly information technology. It reflects how easily we share data and communicate opinion to one more…