Opinion

BY JOE NATHAN ECM COLUMNIST Riches and rogues! The more I look, the more I find some of each, and a lot between, on the Internet. Families and educators have a huge task helping young people learn how to gather information on the Internet. Here are five guidelines to consider. But first, a brief story. [...]

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BY WILL DURST GUEST COLUMNIST Shake off the blues, put on your shoes, and tell Grandma the news: the next generation iPhones are here. Cue the “woo- hoos.” And guess what: they’re huge. Or not. You choose. It’s like iGoldilocks. There’s a small, a medium and a large. And the best part — no bears. [...]

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BY DANNY TYREE GUEST COLUMNIST According to Britain’s “Daily Mail,” history was made on March 28, as an international team of neuroscientists and robotics experts achieved “mind-to-mind direct technological communication” — what laymen would call telepathy. (I note that some redundancy-prone people still refer to “MENTAL telepathy.” I guess that’s to avoid adjective confusion with [...]

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BY JOHN THORNBERG GUEST COLUMNIST Most of us learned computers on Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows XP. We are the baby boomers from the ‘40s and ‘50s, and there are a lot of us. We like our desktop computers for surfing the Net, answering emails and making a spreadsheet or two. We [...]

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BY DAVID FABIO GAZETTE COLUMNIST When was the last time you tried to explain lightning and thunder to a preschooler? A couple weeks ago, I took a picture of a thunderhead near sunset. Somehow it makes it easier to explain — the black cloud is about to hit the red cloud. When it does, it [...]

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BY LANNY KUESTER GUEST COLUMNIST On a recent cruise in the Caribbean, my wife and I sat with a number of couples including three younger couples in their mid-20s. Eventually the conversation turned to our professions. As usual, when my wife and I admitted that we were both ministers, there was a long awkward pause. [...]

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