Intellectual property: The culture's cluelessness

by Phil Elmore -- Does technology inevitably turn us into grasping communists? Does technological advancement reduce us to greedy children, demanding what we don't own or haven't earned simply because we want more…

Cowards who want me dead

by Phil Elmore -- The first time I received a death threat, I was a college student. The threat was relayed to me through a series of telephone conversations. There was no more…

Free speech and the nose of the camel

by Phil Elmore -- I remember the day my father brought home our first Atari game system. It wasn't long before we were engaged in furious gunfights, as stick-figure cowboys hurled pixel more…

Today's Net: There's nowhere to hide

by Phil Elmore -- When I was in college, there was no Internet. Well, I suppose there had to have been, after a fashion, but there was no World Wide Web, no more…

Democrat 'trolls' skulking online

by Phil Elmore -- Two weeks ago in Technocracy, I shared with you my personal experiences – and those of friends and family – concerning the pervasive and persistent influence of Facebook. more…

The demonization of Fox News

by Phil Elmore -- Perhaps the most significant technological innovation in the delivery of news to its audience, after the printing press, was television cable news. Ted Turner's CNN debuted in the more…

Facebook as the new public square

by Phil Elmore -- I lost a friend last week. I know, because, Facebook told me so. It might, in fact, be more accurate to say that Facebook made the decision for more…

Americans not poisoned by 'chemtrails'

by Phil Elmore -- Look to the sky on a sunny day. There's a good chance you'll see something that looks out of place in nature. If nature abhors the straight line, more…