Some psychiatrists have been pushing to have Internet addiction officially classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association, and provides a common language for therapists, researchers, drug companies, health insurers, and policy makers.
– Download MP3 – iTunes Many people have come to believe that a dictatorial regime cannot stand up to a citzenry with unfettered access to the Internet. The free and open exchange of information, this line of thinking goes, leads almost inevitably to a more democratic government. Belief in the power of the Internet to Read more →
Culture in the digital age is being created from the ground up, and just about anyone with a computer or smartphone can become a content-producing superstar, according to Bill Wasik, a senior editor at Harper’s magazine and author of the book Read more →
Some argue it’s not, citing the lack of a keyboard, a limited operating system, and the fact that users can’t get under the hood and tinker. But the iPad does have a CPU, memory, and lot of other computer-y components.
Whichever way you go on the iPad-as-computer question, there’s no doubting that our concept of the computer is changing as technology permeates our lives more and more.
A recent study finds that college students who use lots of “textisms” in their everyday electronic communications tend to perform a little worse in formal writing tasks – but are better informal writers.
In this study, “textisms” are abbreviations, acronyms, intentional misspellings, incorrect punctuations and the like that are commonly used in text messages and in instant messaging.