Robot Spies Are Watching You

Robots create all new methods of direct surveillance. When thinking of direct surveillance the common thoughts are of James Bond style spy devices. Hi-tech spy equipment designed to infiltrate and transmit would fit the idea of a surveillance robot, but in reality our privacy is likely to be invaded in much more mundane ways. Regular household items such as toys ... Read More »

Data, Data Everywhere

The Michigan Theater is at 603 East Liberty St. in Ann Arbor. Athletes Tom Brady and Cal Ripken have the same body mass index, 27—lower than Dr. Phil’s but higher than Abraham Lincoln’s. Austria’s fertility rate peaked in 1963 and has been falling steadily ever since. Q Lending Inc., of Coral Gables, Florida, received the smallest bailout from the TARP ... Read More »

Information Hoarders

Recently I’ve worked with a number of non-profits creating a redesign for their websites. All of these groups seemed to have a similar problem. Many businesses, both non-profits or otherwise, created their original web sites over a decade ago. The web site creator was a contract hire who has long since left the company. Since the page inception, data has ... Read More »