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Cartoon: Affection of Displays

Cartoon: Affection of Displays

The outrage a few weeks ago over the Etch A Sketch scandal (what to call it? “Shake-and-gate”?) was bad news for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. But it was good news for one of my favorite toys of all time: Etch A Sketch is apparently having a big resurgence.

Which brings back some pretty fond memories. A lot of kids like me spent hours…

Cartoon: Notification Center

Cartoon: Notification Center

I’m not sure when it happened, but at some point my laptop and smartphone stopped being places of work, creativity, conversation and leisure, and started being the dashboard of a highly-strung car.

Suddenly, I’m surrounded by notifications. Three new email messages. Five things just happened on Facebook. Four people have mentioned, DM’d or…

Cartoon: Snarktivism

Cartoon: Snarktivism

The #stopkony phenomenon of that last week has triggered a passionate debate over philanthropy and advocacy – from whether “awareness-raising” is a useful goal or one that saps energy and attention from the harder but more important work of building lasting change; to whether steering scarce resources and attention to arresting one man is a good…