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Scott worked in television for 15 years but left the media business entirely to pursue a more righteous path - Beer. He is an avid brewer and runs a homebrew shop. He has also been know to play dirty, sloppy guitar in loud rock n roll bands.

5 tips on buying tech for the Baby Boomers in your family

The holidays are upon us and you need a gift for Mom, Dad or Uncle Harry. You know they’d be thrilled getting a Duck Dynasty wall calendar filled with “down home wisdom” but, damn it, you have a Bachelors Degree and you’re trying your best to prevent the planet from devolving and taking your parents with it. So you’ve decided to help them upgrade to the 21st century.

My bad, the internet is awesome. How about a cookie?

Digital technology has removed prerequisites and we all get to call ourselves geniuses – even if we’re petulant kids with zero life experience. So I get it: Modern technology is the absolute best. You were right all along, Millennials.

More delusion on the internet

Geez, are the youngins defensive. I recently wrote a piece called “4 delusions of the digital age” wherein I tried to say that the internet, while being a useful tool, is not a magic wand that can fix all the world’s problems. Well, that did not sit well with a certain PBATFEOM. (Note for the guy on Facebook who lambasted me for saying that abbreviations can cause confusion: that stands for “Person Born After The Final Episode Of M*A*S*H” – in my circle of friends we use that all the time.) I got an immediate response calling my writing stupid and my stupidity was going to be proven “using science.”

4 delusions of the digital age

Technology is great when used properly but let’s face it: human beings are mostly slow-witted egotists who rarely use technology for the betterment of society. The discovery of fire lead to arson, the printing press begat propaganda and the internal combustion engine gave us NASCAR. It’s not technology I distrust, it’s people. Let’s take a look at how the current generation is deluding itself in regards to new technology.