Just because I write about technology – and have been for more than a quarter century – doesn't mean I like all technology. As futurist Ray Kurzweil once noted, fire can heat and cook but also burns. Here are a half dozen bytes of modern digital life that inflame me.
I can't stop playing Scrabble on the iPad. I can't stop playing Scrabble on the iPad. I can't stop playing Scrabble on the iPad. I CAN'T stop PLAYING Scrabble on the IPAD. I can't STOP playing SCRABBLE on THE iPad. I can't stop playing. I. Can't. Stop. Playing. Where's the Q, J, X or Z? All vowels! All consonants! Four Es! Can't reach the Double Word Square. Can't open up the Triple Word square. Is that a word? I CAN'T stop PLAYING. Play game. Can't stop playing. Must. Play. Game. I can't STOP playing. No work. No food. No wash. Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids, I'm never coming back…wait, a seven-letter word bonus and a Triple Word score! Must – keep – playing!