Original Thinking, Future Tech

I’m going to indulge in a rare bit of tech nostalgia, but it’s for a good purpose. Early Silicon Valley was full of promise, and it was also rough-and-tumble in cultural and corporate ways. I thought “80 Hours a Week and Loving It” t-shirts were insulting and, because bosses handed them out, manipulative. More than […]

Clicks ‘n Taps

Heads-up, copyeditors: in some contexts, “click” and “tap” are in the process of becoming synonymous. We expect that to continue and to bleed into non-technical contexts. “Touch,” however, is almost never appropriate when a more-specific verb is accurate; it’s too lingering for a tap or click, but too short and/or imprecise for a press-and-hold gesture. […]