Digital Quality of Life: Build Engagement & Relationships

Digital Quality of Life: Build Engagement & Relationships

Tech companies have long promised that devices and apps will improve our relationships. Sometimes they deliver on that promise (usually with good guard rails and design), but most of the time it’s something less.  We’ve all heard complaints about devices...
Digital Quality of Life: Give People Control (of Forms)

Digital Quality of Life: Give People Control (of Forms)

As technology becomes more and more pervasive, it becomes easier for small technical hurdles to disrupt users. This build up of technical frustration (latent click rage, anyone?) can negatively impact what I call our digital quality of life. A simple way to make tech...
Right-to-Repair Can Improve Our Digital Quality of Life

Right-to-Repair Can Improve Our Digital Quality of Life

One approach to improve digital quality of life is the right-to-repair movement. Proprietary software is making it so farmers can’t even repair their own tractors. Tech companies lock people out of their own devices. But there’s a movement pushing back, and it’s...
Digital Quality of Life: An Introduction

Digital Quality of Life: An Introduction

I’m a tech guy. I got my first break with computers and I’ve started tech companies. But even I’m concerned about the encroachment of technology in our lives and the impact it can have on our quality of life. When digital technology intersects with your life, it can...
Be Generous With Your Time and Knowledge

Be Generous With Your Time and Knowledge

The Olympic Games are always full of inspiring stories. Take U.S. Olympic surfer Carissa Moore. The 28 year old from Hawaii won 11 national titles as an amateur before going pro and winning the Women’s World Tour four times. She competed for the U.S. in surfing’s...
How the Wrong Questions Kill Puppies

How the Wrong Questions Kill Puppies

I recently appeared on the BitWise Technologist podcast talking about a first step you can take toward improving the digital quality of life for your team.  It’s easier to see both sides of a question than the answer. – Arnold Glasow When you want to solve a...