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Tag: Empathy

Episode One Hundred and Fifty One: Not That Way; Against Empathy; Just Don’t

0.0 Station Ident PDX Airport, 6:30am, another day trip down to San Francisco, this one for another Undisclosed Reason that I might or might not be able to talk about later. I didn’t manage to get this episode out last night, so I’m hoping to be able to write a quick one this morning, and […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty Two: Sketchy; Don’t Call It Sharing; Walking Sensors, Contd.; 2014 (3)

0.0 Station Ident The farm out in Missouri. Eighty-odd degrees outside, gorgeous in the shade with a light breeze, steaks on the grill including That Amazing Secret About Cooking Frozen Steaks that just went around the net. Me holed up with man-flu until 2pm in the afternoon, hacking, coughing and spluttering after having gotten into Kansas […]

Episode One Hundred and Forty One: Essentially Walking Sensors; Recorded For Your Safety; More 2014

0.0 Station Ident Writing this sat at PDX airport again for a family trip this time, not work – spending some time down on the father-in-law’s family farm in Missouri, reuniting with my wife and son who’ve been out there for a week already. … and now I’m in Boise, Idaho, after what sounds like […]

Episode One Hundred and Thirty Five: Digital Watches; Stay In Control; Unreasonable Empathy; Odds

0.0 Station Ident 3:30am wakeup call, cab to the airport, one flight, two flights, New Mexico and then back the same day. In-flight wifi, but too early to make use of the first one, and after doing a few emails at the terminal and peeking out the window to experience the sinking feeling that accompanies […]

Episode One Hundred and Fifteen: Manifest Destiny; A Little Bit Desensitized; The Material (2)

0.0 Station Ident It’s hot in Portland and we don’t have a/c. So I’m melting. 1.0 Manifest Destiny There are some people who, in reaction to the Facebook emotion contagion study, have asked “how could Facebook misread the situation so badly?” At some point, you wonder: was this a misreading, or was this just in […]