Dear Crabby, What is Net Neutrality?

Dear Crabby, I’m not very computer savvy, but I understand a lot of people are up in arms about Net Neutrality. What is it and why does it matter? Thanks, W.W. Webb   Dear W.W. Webb I know what you mean. Until I began my illustrious blogging career, if anyone had mentioned ‘the net’ to me I would have assumed they meant fishing or basketball. Of course, I now know ‘the net’ is short for the Internet, which has become just as important as breathing for a lot of people. As … [Read more...]

Disconnection: Part of a Balanced Information Diet

From Google and Facebook to smartphones and iPads, technology has improved our lives in countless ways -- but at a cost. Drawing on research she conducted with the support of the American Library Association and Google, Jessie Mannisto will discuss the way the Internet affects our work and our relationships on Thursday, March 29th at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library.  She will offer thoughts on how you can develop a "digital diet" that suits your individual, family, or professional … [Read more...]