Portrait of a Techie


In all honesty it’s probably the orange background as much as anything that makes this a fun portrait. I was sitting next to this guy at lunch and took a quick shot of him him at work with his tablet computer, his cell phone AND his laptop. Food was nowhere in sight but he seemed perfectly happy to do without it.

Plug (Really Big One)


This giant electric plug is on the side of a PP&G utility building in Petaluma, California. It’s about as clever an advertisement as I’ve seen in a long while.

Hub Week Coming Soon



It starts tomorrow. STAY TUNED!

Addiction Pure And Simple

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Digital Addiction….I feel it in myself and it’s beginning to really bother me.
Check out….”Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked” by Adam Alter. It’s quite scarey.

Going, Going, Gone…A Glimpse Of The Future


This photo was taken 15 seconds from the front door of the Harvard Coop Store, smack dab in the middle of Harvard Square, a place with some of the highest real estate values in the state. My point for this lengthy explanation is, often we fail to see clearly what is happening on our very doorstep. We are increasingly mesmerized by the digital world and are losing sight of the real one. Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Twitter are eating our lunch and we are still only barely aware of the chaos to come. 

Painting by iPhone


This is just a quick photo with my Apple iPhone as I was walking by the Frog Pond yesterday. I had no conventional camera. Do you know the french painter Georges Seurat? This shot reminds me of him.

My point here is not that this photograph is somehow some great work of art. It does however underscore the point that the era of stand alone cameras is under severe attack by that gizmo we all carry in our pockets or purses.

A Powerful Example Of Mixed Media


Here in Boston we have a very large and well thought out central public library. In its main lobby, beside having a fine display of books, there is a coffee shop and, of all things, a radio and tv station. On certain days you can go in and watch or listen to a PBS program. My photo here is of a radio and tv host named Jim Braude doing a call in show. (His co-host Margery Egan is not in the picture.) 

Sitting comfortably surrounded by books, sipping coffee and watching a radio broadcast plays with my head a bit. The feeling I have is of the density of information that I now have constantly available and its tangential obligation to use it wisely.

Is the western world currently in a period of media overload? I’m not sure but, it bears thinking about.

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