Our boorish, elitist overlords

by Phil Elmore -- The recent furor over President Obama's ill-conceived attempt to nationalize one-seventh to one-sixth of the United States' economy is a good example of an increasingly prevalent phenomenon in more…

'1984': It's here

by Phil Elmore -- With those children, he thought, that wretched woman must lead a life of terror. Another year, two years, and they would be watching her night and day for more…

Marine: Don't touch that mouse!

by Phil Elmore -- The United States Marines announced recently that those serving in the Marines are barred from using the world's most popular social networking sites. According to The Guardian, an more…

When toy guns become illegal

by Phil Elmore -- "Crackdown on illegal toy guns," the headline intoned. I literally did a double take, convinced I could not possibly have read that correctly. "Illegal toy guns?" I thought. more…

How's the 'Crackberry'?

by Phil Elmore -- That was the question a coworker asked me just last week. He and several others had been discussing the irritating habit, among several of our company's iPhone and more…

The pitfalls of electronic publishing

by Phil Elmore -- As a teenager, I owned a Walkman cassette player. It was pretty handy. Yes, you could only listen to one cassette at a time, which was kind of more…

Why we need cyber-warriors now

by Phil Elmore -- The decades of the Cold War, that period of tension between East and West following World War II, saw powerful nations pursuing hostile intent through a variety of more…

Employees' constitutional rights

by Phil Elmore -- What rights do employers have to regulate your use of technology? It's generally accepted, for good reason, that your employer has the right to monitor your Internet use more…

The immorality of laws regulating technology

by Phil Elmore -- Wherever technology is used, it is subject to regulation. Laws govern, constrain or otherwise regulate countless aspects of the consumer technology we use every day. We are so more…