Tag Archive for Technology

Driving a Tesla

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Before I even managed to utter my first syllable of appreciation I was cut short, “You can’t say anything about his Tesla. He’s our competitor.” Christine and I were on our way into the her parents’ restaurant, Glashuset, and a shiny new…

Belief in an Information Age

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Why do we believe weird things? Moreover, how do we persuade others (or ourselves) to move off of a long-held belief when new evidence comes to light? These are questions that are never far below the stream of my consciousness,…

Yongsan: The Bazaar of Technology

When shopping for a new shiny gadget in Seoul, the prudent resident can forget about going to the gleaming new halls of the closest mall, and head straight for Yongsan Station instead. Yongsan has long been the de facto hub for electronics…

A Stand Against Smart Phones

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Today, a coworker asked me in a slightly accusatory tone why I didn’t have a smart phone. My reply was simply, “Because I refuse to get one.” She noted that it makes certain things, like inviting me to lunch, more…

Manual Me

This is a follow-up on a previous post, e-Me. On Saturday morning, I’ll be jumping on a Korean Air flight to the Philippines. This will be my first new destination since my spring trip to Europe in 2008. I remember…

e-Me

As I was leaving for work the other day it occurred to me that I now leave home with no fewer than three electronic devices, none of which existed at the beginning of my life. For an individual of my…