Tag: Streaming

Can You Live Without Your Smart Phone? Would You Want To?

 

This stems from a PIT thought. How much do you really need your smart phone? How much has it supplanted other devices, activities, or things in your life? Would you be willing to give it up, either mostly or entirely? Do you want to give it up? What is it that you use it for?

With China and its vicious police state, endless and inescapable facial recognition, and concentration camps, maybe it is time we re-examine our own willing feeding of “the cloud.” How much do we do that’s really even necessary on our phones, or is their convenience so very much of an improvement that they’re a necessity? Do we have too much connected online already?

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Well, after 10 years(!) with a Comcast subscription, and solely for financial realignment reasons, I have just cancelled the entire TV portion (kept the Internet, which has met my needs very well). Now I am in withdrawal, losing (1) Turner Classic Movies, (2) Fox Business Channel, and (3) digital quality FM radio stations. I have […]

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Roughly seven months ago I put up a post I called “Cutting the Cord” about the decision Mr. Rand and I had made to dispense with our longstanding Comcast cable subscription. As it’s been a good bit now, I thought it worth providing a short update on how we’re surviving out here in the wilderness […]

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With the rise of Trump and the fall of the Scalia dominating the pages of Ricochet, how about a little good news? And what could be better news than a little bit more Claire Berlinski? Claire and I are launching a new podcast this Saturday night after coverage of the South Carolina primary. The primary […]

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