Category Archives: Technology

Eavesdropping on UA Channel 9

I love listening to United Airline’s inflight channel 9. For those who suppose this might mean country music or the comedy channel, let me explain: channel 9 carries, at the pilot’s discretion, air traffic control (and ground) communications. It’s an open channel that … Continue reading

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How People Search

One of the keenest things about WordPress is something called “search engine terms.” This is stupendously boring language for something voyeuristically fascinating: the words people type into their computers that bring them to me. Or rather, to this blog. Now I must … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Loudness of MRI

Web MD defines Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI as “a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body.” Sounds innocuous enough. But you could also describe it as … Continue reading

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Four Hours and a Flash

Four hours. That’s the time it took to take a sentence I heard a month ago and turn it into a 700-word expression of what that sentence means to me. It’s a thing of beauty going from the barest slip of … Continue reading

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End of Days

So, the world didn’t end last week, but it occurs to me that we may have missed the point. We may have missed the idea that the whole thing was a metaphor. And all the attention paid was about noticing how … Continue reading

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