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…

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…