Beware online rating of 'Peeple'

by Phil Elmore -- They were calling it a "Yelp for people." The as-yet unreleased app, "Peeple," was going to be a means for you and I to rate the individuals in more…

When parenting online is abusive to children

by Phil Elmore -- Technology saturates everything we do and are in modern life. It is the means through which you are reading this. It is the infrastructure that undergirds everything we more…

Beware online 'fembots'

by Phil Elmore -- Every day, two or three extremely attractive 20-something girls friend me on Facebook. I say "girls" and not "women" because when you're a middle-aged man, anybody who's still more…

The real Big Brother is us

by Phil Elmore -- George Orwell's "1984" depicts a dystopian world in which Big Brother, the all-powerful government, monitors and analyzes everything citizens do, punishing them whenever they commit thoughtcrime. The irony more…

Neutralizing the social-justice bullies

by Phil Elmore -- In the world of the Social Justice Whiner, or SJW, nothing is not offensive. SJW politics are built on mining the never-ending fountain of outrage that is social more…

Subway's creepy loser: I told you so!

by Phil Elmore -- "I told you so" just doesn't seem emphatic enough right now. More than a month ago, in the column "Subway dumped him – so should his friends," I more…

The myth of China's economic prowess

by Phil Elmore -- "With the collapse of the Soviet Union as a superpower, we in the United States became complacent, at least to a certain degree," I wrote six years ago more…