The Art-of-Chatter Edition Sunday, August 5, 2018

Have Smartphones Killed The Art Of Conversation?, by Nosheen Iqbal, The Guardian

Much is made about smartphones leading to dumber conversation - amid claims that the art of chatter has been lost. Arguably, however, conversation has simply been rebooted and reconfigured. Take the myriad ways in which we can and do communicate now. It’s a given that I will spend an embarrassing portion of my day glued to a screen (it’s work!) and much of that will be chatting (again, it’s work!).


Talk isn’t dead. It’s just presented in ways that are to the point, quicker and easier to articulate. What we lose in tone we make up for in emoji.

Trillion, by M.G. Siegler, 500ish Words

To continue beyond the trillion-dollar mark (again, nuts) and keep ahead of the fast-charging Amazon, Apple does still need a “what’s next” part of the story. An “Apple Prime” offering would undoubtedly satiate Wall Street for some time, but with Apple, you grow or don’t grow based on amazingly great hardware products.

How I Use iPad And Kinderlime To Manage After-school Care, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

Thanks to Kinderlime and four iPads, we’ve increased security for our after-school care system. If you have an after-school care system at your school, I highly recommend you check it out (or send this article to your school’s IT person). We’ve gotten universal praise for it from our parents.

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I really should just stick to getting my news from my carefully-selected RSS feeds. Everytime I venture out of this little echo chamber, I get horrified.


Thanks for reading.