in medias res: bridging the “time sap” gap, DIY politics, Google thinks you’re stupid, and more

When researchers started using the term "digital divide" in the 1990s they were referring to an inequality of access to the Internet and other ICTs. Over time the issue shifted from unequal access to emphasizing disparities of technological competency across socioeconomic sectors. The new manifestation of the digital divide, according to a New York Times … Continue reading in medias res: bridging the “time sap” gap, DIY politics, Google thinks you’re stupid, and more

Neal Gabler on 50 years of Boorstin’s “The Image”

Neal Gabler has written a piece for the Los Angeles Times to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Daniel Boorstin's "The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America". What is impressive even now about "The Image" is its sweep. There is nothing timid about it. It is epic social history in which Boorstin … Continue reading Neal Gabler on 50 years of Boorstin’s “The Image”