I lost years of work and personal memories that I saved as Google Docs files because of a poor user interface.
I’m currently writing a graphic novel with artist James Whynot related to technology and privacy. It’s called Hacktivity and it’s about a group of hackers who are trying to stop representatives of the NSA and FBI from taking further control of people’s private info.
New pages are being released online at hacktivitycomic.com.
Douglas Engelbart, Computer Pioneer. 2011, Ink & digital colour.
I only learned today of Doug Engelbart’s passing last month. A couple years ago I did this little 2-page comic about him.
Since the birth of the internet, we’ve used online identities that we have created at one time or another. As we use the internet for more and more, the identities we create reveal more and more about our personal lives.
We provide a lot of our information to various services willingly because it works as an exchange for us to connect with others and develop a presence which we may not be able to do otherwise. But as we post more of our personal information, the thought of what may happen to that information crosses our minds.
And with the news of the NSA gathering more data about us than we’re comfortable with, the question comes up of who should be in control of our information.
Should the government have a right to our data as a means for keeping us safer? And how safe are we if the information the NSA collects gets into the wrong hands?
I’ve written a short story while ago that I thought I would share here. If you’re a follower of the blog, you’ll be familiar with some of the themes covered. Enjoy!
(1999) Steve Jobs Introduces The World to WiFi
Just look at that response over something we take completely for granted now just 14 years later.
Love the camera man over-the-shoulder as the way to show it on the big screen.
And the hula hoop — look ma, no wires! — is just a brilliant, Steve Jobs touch.
“All sorts of devices are going to be able to interact with Airport. We’re just going to be there first and best.”