jesse_the_k: Cartoon drawing of original Mac with screen displaying the "happy Mac" smile indicating successful boot (old Mac)
is "Future Tense," a collaboration between Arizona State University, the New America foundation and Slate.com.

The reports look at the impact of technology on society. They're piecse extend beyond the gee whiz to always consider technology's political impacts as well as social justice concerns.

What initially caught my eye is their sensible assistive tech reporting. No inspirational nonsense, no "this one gadget will change everyone's life!"
two samples that spoke to me )

I find their weekly newsletter handy, as it's got has just the right amount of teaser text plus links to the full stories.

http://link.slate.com/join/3qk/newslettersignup
jesse_the_k: White tea cup with "queer pride" rainbow of sugar cubes in saucer (rainbow)
Having worked, lived & played with blind people, it's obvious to me that blindness doesn't on its own interfere with cooking, or exercise, or picking up dogshit.

This review of a K-Cup coffee maker (alert: autoplay audio)
http://q-audio.net/download/18RL
doesn't answer the crucial question: why spend many bucks on this magic machine instead of a $3 Melitta filter cone, but it's an excellent demonstration of an equipment overview and review.

Enjoy!

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