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No foolin‘—the 2010s were a crazy decade for tech

Spaceflight lived, software ownership died, and net neutrality lived and died. NATHAN MATTISE – 1/1/2020, 7:00 AM It’s been quite a decade. Tech surfed into the 2010s upon a huge wave of optimism and connection (Facebook!) but eventually wiped out on the shoals of cynicism and tribalism (Facebook!). Along the way, we cavorted with porn trolls, wept over the […]

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The Day the World Didn’t End

20 years ago, business leaders and experts were certain “the end of the world as we know it” was nigh. By Geoffrey JamesContributing editor, [email protected]_Source GETTY IMAGES Twenty years ago, an item of fake news spread across the Web, causing tens of thousands of companies to waste as hundreds of billions of dollars which in turn […]

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The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing

It’s 2020 — do you know where your content is?Katie NotopoulosBuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on December 28, 2019, at 9:31 a.m. ET Quick: Can you think of a picture of yourself on the internet from before 2010, other than your old Facebook photos? How about something you’ve written? Maybe some old sent emails in Gmail […]

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Technology Predictions in 1980’s

CBC Television Home computers are going to be big in the 1980s, and they’ll become interconnected with cable TV and telephones. Electronic mail, electronic newspapers and electronic banking are not far off, and neither is shopping at home. But with this information explosion there is also the risk of invasion into Canadians’ privacy. In this […]