Donald R. McClarey

Tech Lords and Freedom of Speech

A guest post by commenter John By Any Other Name:     I’m sure you’ve seen a bit on tech companies censoring content they don’t agree with (even the suggestion that the Vatican may try to do something about Catholic

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“The American Bishops” Have NOT Weighed In On Net Neutrality

From Crisis: Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington, New Hampshire (who is chairman of the Communications Committee of the USCCB) has announced his opposition to efforts by the current Republican FCC chairman to overturn federal regulation of Internet service providers imposed

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IBM 5100

Hattip to Ann Althouse.  A trip down tech memory lane.  The IBM 5100 came out in 1975, the year I went off to the U of I as a freshman.  I was fascinated by computers, so I would hang around

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The Age of Innovation

Good post from Carl Olson on Steve Jobs that casts a different light on the man than some of the hagiography that we’ve seen.  What caught my attention and what I wanted to post about, however, was another article that

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Science and Technology in World History

Technological history is a unique point of view that always caught my eye.  David Deming of the American Thinker gives us a brief synopsis of his latest contribution in this genre.  Keep in mind how integral Christianity was to the

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-20-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1.  Seems like priests and their habits have been ruminating around the blogosphere as of late.  Now Fr. Z has followed up this with insight concerning those for

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Better Living Through Robotics?

In direct defiance of the advice I gave last month, I gave my wife a vacuum cleaner for our 26th wedding anniversary, and I am not eating from a doggie dish.  Of course, being a veteran husband, I took the

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