How do you judge when a conversation is more appropriate for texting or a phone call? For example, "Do you think red or pink go-go boots would go better with my plaid lederhosen?" is clearly a text question while "Can you explain Neitchze's view on nihilism and how it pertains to vegan Indian cui ... More >>
Would Master Control have gotten a nice blog review?There's an interesting study out today from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press on portrayals of the tech industry, both in conventional "mainstream media" outlets and "new media" sources such as blogs and Twitter. The study's ... More >>
Soon-to-be outlaw?San Francisco Police Lieutenant Lyn Tomioka's response when we called her to talk about a proposed statewide ban on the use of mobile phones while bicycling was revealing: an amused chuckle.Ever circumspect in her public comments, department spokesperson Tomioka wouldn't comment ... More >>
A dangerous hand-held devicePolice Commissioner Jim Hammer has so far maintained a studied silence on the subject of texts 'n' TASERs. For those of you who don't follow the All My Childrenesque twists and turns of City Hall's daily news cycle, Hammer was at the center of a dust-up during the past ... More >>
Get a real life this year — without giving up the digital one.
The SFPD Web Page induces nostalgia for the 1990sWhen Police Chief George Gascon today announces San Francisco cops will soon have the ability to engage in real-time text message conversations with people who have witnessed -- or are witnessing -- a crime, it will be more than a technologically u ... More >>