The Computer Exorcist Bonus Show

Today we talk with multi-faceted IT bureaucrat James Coffin about The False Promise of Technology. We hear it all the time: Technology is this salve that you can rub all over a situation to make it better. Well, in reality it's not the case. Even if it helps some things a little, it's not going to take away all your problems, and if you think so, you're in for a surprise. "As if any of this stuff functions in real life!" sums it up nicely. Computers are unreliable garbage designed with framework that depends on framework that depends on framework, so if there's a flaw or an update, a chain reaction of annoyance takes place. It's all garbage. We discuss: How India's Welfare Revolution Is Starving Citizens (and what the article's author doesn't even realize is the problem) How the Norks go on virtual bank heists by breaking into bank computers that have lax security, and how they're actually safer than we are by virtue of not using cloud-controlled gadgets! Why one author thinks Lenovo PCs are bad (and why they're actually the best) Colleges that don't require tuition payment until you've gotten a real job (and THE REAL REASON WHY education is so expensive) Microsoft claiming it's going to make its products more consistent soon (HA) Now that Facebook owns your personal life, it's out to control your work life too Colleges being sued for recording students' biometrics The false promise of autonomous vehicles, and how it's inevitable that nerds call for the deprecation of all human drivers How one company aims to keep steering wheels in cars, but only if you prove to the car that you're worthy of driving it And finally, how the You Know What might be the downfall of the much-heralded ride-sharing and car-sharing services. Thanks to Dis-Harmony for the music, and thanks to Gotham Podcast Studio and Tandem Podcast platform for hosting the show! As always, thanks for telling your friends about the show!

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Can't get enough of The Computer Exorcist Show? Neither could we! The Computer Exorcist BONUS SHOW is hosted by author and tech guru Marc-Anthony Arena, with lots of special guests. Consider this the after-show party where we can expand upon some of the topics discussed on the main show. So what's it about? We're here for the 99% of intelligent, successful people in the world who feel helpless with technology. We de-mystify the concepts, scams, and scandals in the computer industry, all in Plain English. While most "computer geeks" just do obsolete virus scans, we'll discuss The Four New Threats and how to avoid them. Instead of a one-dimensional "techie" show, we take a well-rounded approach, discussing the potential impact of technology on society and mixing in people from a variety of fields. "Not the usual stuff you hear on air" - Matt, listener See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. This description is from The Computer Exorcist Bonus Show. Subscribe or follow this podcast:

Can’t get enough of The Computer Exorcist Show? Neither could we!

The Computer Exorcist BONUS SHOW is hosted by author and tech guru Marc-Anthony Arena, with lots of special guests. Consider this the after-show party where we can expand upon some of the topics discussed on the main show.

So what’s it about?

We’re here for the 99% of intelligent, successful people in the world who feel helpless with technology. We de-mystify the concepts, scams, and scandals in the computer industry, all in Plain English. While most “computer geeks” just do obsolete virus scans, we’ll discuss The Four New Threats and how to avoid them.

Instead of a one-dimensional “techie” show, we take a well-rounded approach, discussing the potential impact of technology on society and mixing in people from a variety of fields.


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