Monthly Archives: May 2006

Crisis on infinite earths!

I had to put an exclamation point in there, because who can say “crisis on infinite earths” without being, well, exclamatory? This week, my column is named after the moment in the DC comics universe (somewhere in the mid-1980s) when …

Heartwarming moment with Slashdot

As some of you may recall, I raised a ruckus a few weeks ago because one of my articles was Slashdotted, and about half the comments on it were about my looks. Today, my article about RFID hacking in Wired …

The NSA’s political fiction

My column this week is about why people aren’t outraged by recent revelations that the NSA has been tapping and logging every phone call made in the US over the past several years. It just boggles my mind that more …

First look at the cover of my new book!

I just got a sneak peek at the cover of my book about monsters, designed by the excellent Amy Ruth Buchanan. It’s coming out in late July from Duke University Press and the art looks awesome! Pretend We’re Dead is …

Speaking 5/27 on human enhancement at Stanford

This Saturday, 5/27, I’m speaking at Stanford’s Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights Conference. The panel I’m on is at 4:30, so even geeks with late-night schedules should be able to drag themselves out of bed for the event. I’m …

Nerd Salon on Geek Entertainment TV

This week on Geek Entertainment TV (GET), you can see me and Nerd Salon co-host Jennifer Granick giggling our way through an interview with Violet Blue about our semi-bi-monthly geek brawl known as Nerd Salon.

Porn 2.0

This week in my column, I’ve gotten everybody’s knickers in a bunch by writing about how the Web has changed the practice of making pornography forever. As evidence, I venture into the incredibly clean, professional offices of Kink, a major …

I was Internet TV famous on Cranky Geeks

On Thursday, I was a guest pundit on John Dvorak‘s nerdoriffic ZDTV show Cranky Geeks. I’ve always liked John’s blog and writing, so it was cool to meet him in person. We talked about why everybody loves naked ladies at …

Let’s get neutral

Network neutrality is one of those wonky regulatory topics that gets me all fired up. Should companies who own the cables that form the internet be allowed to make people pay to put their wares up on the Web? Or …

RFID hacking for amusement and crime

Wired magazine has put the full text of my article about RFID hackers online — it’s in the current issue of the magazine, the one with the strangely hypnotic picture of Al Gore on the cover. For this article, I …