Forget The iPad, Give Me A Nice Pen & Paper

If one thing is certain about technology, it’s that future generations will look back and laugh at how our “hot technologies” were prehistoric and silly. That probably includes the iPad and iPhone, which most consider to have revolutionized human-computer interaction via touch screens.… Read the rest

What Makes Men Cry?

I enjoyed David Churbuck’s essay on tearjerkers, where he explored media that consciously evoke a crying response. He prompted a discussion with the Cast of Dads, where we probed the things that make us dads cry. The conclusion? Dads don’t cry often, but they’re suckers for narratives in movies and books that involve severance of father-son bonds, and life-or-death situations where they’re forced to choose among their children.… Read the rest