From Internet surfers to Internet serfs

by Phil Elmore -- It is said that everyone has a price. In a challenging economy – one suffering under the yoke of President Obama's hostility to capitalism and free enterprise – more…

A nation of mental weaklings

by Phil Elmore -- Do you become despondent when someone you barely know "unfriends" you on a social media site like Facebook? Do you weep when you realize you have fewer "followers" more…

A lesson from 'Casey the Punisher'

by Phil Elmore -- His name is Casey Heynes. Thanks to pervasive technology like the video sharing site YouTube, Casey, at just 16 years old, is now famous. Nicknamed "Casey the Punisher" more…

The 1 must-have tool for turbulent times

by Phil Elmore -- "May you live," the ancient curse goes, "in interesting times." We certainly live in days that are anything but boring. The word is, politically, figuratively and, in the more…

Our inviolable right to self-defense

by Phil Elmore -- The state in which I live, New York, is contemplating a law that would register and tax every firearm in the state. Already ruling the state most hostile more…

How our gadgets breed complacency

by Phil Elmore -- The most fundamental component of technology, of the technocracy we occupy in our daily lives, is the software on which we operate. That software is found in your more…

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…