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Having worked in public sector for quite some time this doesn't surprise me. I have colleagues still pulling out floppy drives to get data off of Windows 98 systems from time to time. The problem really lies at the feet of officials and decision makers not wanting to put money into operational IT or wanting to avoid "learning a new system". There's lots of technology hold-outs in public sector.

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And people keep questioning my distrust of and general disregard of wireless keyboards and mice in a business setting! Besides the support issues they generate, they're another potential long-range attack vector.

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This is something I'd like to try out. Specs are a little low for storage in my opinion but I like the form factor and having two screens would be nice.

GVIDO is a dual-screen E Ink device for sheet music http://liliputing.com/2016/06/gvido-is-a-dual-screen-e-ink-device-for-sheet-music.html

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Ghosts of the Past
Another Outlook reminder popped up on my screen this morning. Wasn't mine; Apparently Katie and Chris got married a few years ago. I have no connection with these people except through my predecessor who passed away earlier this year. It's an awkward sort o...

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Give The Data To The People
Because I'm one of those last-minute sort of people I was hurriedly trying to figure out if my property taxes had been paid. Really Oct 15th is, like, tomorrow so this is really ahead of the game for me. Naturally the first place to look is my financial ins...

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Startups: Wanna Change the World? Think Local Gov.
After a few years' hiatus I've returned to local government. It's better than I remember it being and there's so much I love about it. What do I love most? The potential for technology (done right) to make a massive impact on my own community. I get to make...

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"For me personally any tool that augments my ability to be kind, generous or see a connection to other humans in a way that gives me added perspective is clearly augmenting our humanity. 
Tools at this level add to our collective "human-kind-ness"."

This. Yes.
Today's batch of journalist questions. 

How far should we allow sensors and ambient intelligence to direct our lives?
 
We need to be flexible with our relationship to outward surveillance and self surveillance (sousveillance).
Over the next ten years our relationship to surveillance is going to be challenged. 
Most of the population will trade away privacy in the name of convenience, loyalty cards, home utilities savings, insurance policies considerations for biological data.
Our ability to want to be private ends at our convenience and pocketbook.
Being mindful that a natural human trait to have things easy and quick, we next need to be aware of what is being tracked.
Until 2015 a majority of items surveilled for us were financial, population or statistically information. 
We are now in the age of activity tracking and racing toward full time biological tracking.
This is a critical juncture for our bodies are how we define the wellbeing of our life.  
Selling that level of information to retailers is a road we can't turn back from once we start.
You don't want to be remembered at your memorial service through your heart rate coupons from the grocery store.
 
 
When does tracking augment us as humans and when does it take away from us?
 
It's impossible to have a clear definition of humanity in 2015. 
Everyone you know is a cyborg and has been for decades.                     
For me personally any tool that augments my ability to be kind, generous or see a connection to other humans in a way that gives me added perspective is clearly augmenting our humanity. 
Tools at this level add to our collective "human-kind-ness"
Tools that force us into a relationship with information that is controlled by algorithms that don't allow for choice, flexibility or force us to see information we may not like, those tools are killing us, slowly, with every click we take.

#mindful   #mhealth  

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Now I have a new fear about my kids - that they'll discover taking my coffee away will deactivate me. 

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The "Millennial" Trigger Word. This is a great way to approach a conversation where people agonize over "what to do about the millennials". They want to contribute. They just use tools that don't look like Microsoft Office (Thank heavens).
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