The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

In 2020 fortunes are being made with inventions that let you keep your distance. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in retail, education, health, or fitness, among many others. “Do Not Touch” is this year’s revenue battle cry. 6 Feet of Separation If you didn’t know what...
The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

Quick pop-quiz in memory of Alex Trebek:  What weighed 2.5 pounds, cost $3,900, and did nothing but talk? Answer: *What is* the first mobile phone—in 1973. Martin Cooper is universally celebrated as the father of the modern cell phone. It was developed under his watch...
For Homebound Kids, the Play’s the Thing

For Homebound Kids, the Play’s the Thing

Among the laundry list of behaviors that have been upended by the pandemic is what constitutes playtime for kids. Playdates, playgrounds, and outdoor sports all but evaporated as the world locked down. Screens became the intermediary between kids and the physical...
PayPal Now Pals With Bitcoin

PayPal Now Pals With Bitcoin

PayPal has been around since 1998. Bitcoin’s first proof came in 2009. Now, they’re, apparently, of marrying age, and digital currency has taken another step towards becoming a mainstream, acceptable payments and investment solution. The move was clearly hastened by...