Posted: 09/06/10 06:00 AM
Today is Labor Day, our country’s only official celebration of the labor movement and the good people who brought us the 40 hour work week.
But these days, with so many technologies that connect us to our colleagues 24 hours a day and seven days a week, it’s common to receive and reply to e-mails from your boss or a client while you are sitting naked in bed.
by Remy Sharp
Author and journalist Maggie Jackson has been writing about the effect of technology on families, relationships and human mind for more than a decade. She tells us how the greatest gift we can give each other today is simply our undivided attention.
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There’s a vote coming up this week in Washington that will have a big impact on how you use the internet, what’s available to you, how much faster you’ll be able to get things online. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, a lot of people call it “white space”. This is space that was positioned to be something of a buffer between television stations but such padding is proving less essential since the conversion to digital TV.
On today’s show, we talk to Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News and The Economist about how the spectrum works and what kind of new space we’re talking about. We also check in with Tim Wu from Columbia Law School about the companies that will look to use the space and what it all might mean for you and me as internet consumers.
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