Does Democracy Have a Future in America?

Why do things look grim for liberal democracy these days? How can our traditional democratic values fight back? Can we get together on any unimpeachable authority?

Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame

Published May 3, 2018 in Warp & Woof Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame Why All the Fuss? William Sundwick Why are so many people so afraid of sharing “personal information” with the world, anyway? Lately, especially with Facebook, it has verged on mass paranoia. Warp and Woof, the blog, was launched onContinue reading “Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame”

Link from Aeon

Old article from philosophy blog Aeon covering much of same ground as my December post, “My Struggle with Facebook Addiction” — should we regulate the Internet user experience (browsers, social media platforms) to facilitate more self-control? I usually just tell myself it’s time to stop … but, there’s definitely a lag in my motor functionsContinue reading “Link from Aeon”

Mysteries of the Internet: IP Addresses

Published March 9, 2017 in Warp & Woof Mysteries of the Internet: IP Addresses – Where Do They Come From, and Why Should You Care? William Sundwick TCP/IP When the Department of Defense first developed DARPANET, in the late 1960s, it immediately became apparent that all the participating research institutions whose big clunky IBM mainframes,Continue reading “Mysteries of the Internet: IP Addresses”