I’ve been playing with FACETIME at the behest of a youngster related to me. Other than LUDDITE, no one I know uses it.
It presents some interesting challenges for parents and guardians.
It opens up a whole new attack surface for predators and peers. While it gives the FACETIME User the undivided attention of the person they call, it does create: (1) an uncontrolled access to the two people FACETIMEing. (2) Creates a level of intimacy that could be used to break down barriers and physical inhibitions when the two people meet. (I’m being intentionally vague so as not to give any one ideas. Adults, parent, and Guardians will know EXACTLY what I mean. (If you don’t, ask.)
Its marginally better than a cell phone because, as far as know, there’s no built-in capture or forwarding. I can think of ways to do it. Hopefully peers won’t; predators will be rigged for it.
Adults, Parents, and Guardians better have a good understanding of the technology and its implications. The children can mae it work with little or no help.
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Joe Scarborough Admits: ‘Glenn Beck Has Been Right’ About Gold
Posted on March 30, 2012 at 3:49pm by Becket Adams
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Today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Matthew Bishop, the US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief for The Economist, talked about his new ebook “In Gold We Trust? The Future of Money in an Age of Uncertainty.”
Co-written with Michael Green, Bishop’s ebook discusses some awfully familiar themes: the instability of fiat currencies, the skyrocketing price of gold, and the future of the global economy.
“If you got volatile markets, why do you run to gold?” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asked Bishop.
“This is a very interesting time because…the people who have been the most successful investors over the past few years, a lot of them basically are very worried about the future of the dollar, very worried about the future of the euro, and they see gold as the best alternative currency,” Bishop answered.
“And they’ve been right a lot,” Bishop added. “They have a lot of their money in that currency and I think the rest of need to understand why. It’s always dismissed as this kind of crazy rightwing thing to do,” Bishop added.
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Bout time that someone, anyone, in the mainstream media acknowledges the economic reality.
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