Obama's Internet tyranny

by Phil Elmore -- A persistent meme in political discourse has been the advent of a new world war. As global terrorism and the threat of rogue states has supplanted war between more…

Laptop use: Too much of a good thing

by Phil Elmore -- Have you ever spent 36 hours typing on a laptop? I have. Recently, while finishing a novel, I spent 36 hours straight working on a laptop computer. I more…

Barack Hussein Obama: Our technology dictator

by Phil Elmore -- As Americans, increasingly more connected to the world through the network of networks that is the Internet, with more means of accessing the Internet than ever before, absorb more…

Porn on your kid's phone

by Phil Elmore -- My mother once called me in high school. I was sitting in class when the phone mounted on the wall rang; the office was transferring the call to more…

Banning the pocketknife?

by Phil Elmore -- When I was a boy, my father carried a Swiss Army knife. It was the biggest knife the company made, in that it had just about every tool more…

China emerges as threat to U.S.

by Phil Elmore -- As a boy, I remember once telling my mother that I thought the government should provide certain basic needs to everyone, so that everyone could live their lives more…

Are you vulnerable to SMiShing?

by Phil Elmore -- Recently, I crossed some sort of connectivity line with my Blackberry, setting it up to alert me whenever I receive an e-mail from any of the several Web-based more…

Why our space program must continue

by Phil Elmore -- A staple of Cold War fiction in the 1980s was the idea that the United States and the Soviet Union would take their rivalry, and its accompanying military more…

How health care data sharing puts you at risk

by Phil Elmore -- The recent stir over electronic health care record requirements and the much-debated stimulus package raises important issues related to the portability and interoperability of your medical information. Interoperability more…

Government: Get out of our living rooms

by Phil Elmore -- When I graduated from high school, I received a state-of-the-art, top-of-the-line computer to take to college with me. It was a 386 with a whopping 124-megabyte hard drive. more…