No, I didn’t go cold turkey (though I sometimes have no-Internet days, and I like them). Back in 2013, creative agency Mother London deprived five internet addicts of their drug of choice, and filmed the consequences. Under the watchful eye of psychoanalyst Sarah Hirigoyen and neurologist Alistair Jennings, our five addicts had their internet lives […]
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Few computer users could get along without common keyboard shortcuts. The ubiquitous Ctrl-C (copy) and Ctrl-V (paste) are but two common examples. We probably do this instead of using the mouse to go to menus since it takes less time and makes us more efficient, helps us get our work done more quickly. You might […]
Sometimes software developers cram more features into their products than most people know about, and they don’t think to go looking for them. Take the humble PDF reader. Not something to get excited about, right? Well, maybe I can change your mind on that.
Back in July, I spent a week with Subaru’s first hybrid, the Crosstrek XV.
Here’s a good way to leave your writing unpolished:
Get the car moving in first. Drop the shifter to second. Step on it, and feel your back press into the firm Recaro seats behind you as you accelerate… ahem, to the legally posted speed limit, officer, and no faster.
I can’t begin to count the amounts of energy I’ve used walking all over my neighbourhood, downtown Toronto and other places. I reach my destination usually while listening to podcasts, maybe even working up a sweat. Now an outfit wants to let my walking help charge the iPod using the steps I take. I’m interested.
I like to talk about cars. As a result, people share their experiences with me about the models they own and the brands they’re loyal to. J.T., a former work colleague, drove 215,000 kilometers in a ’90s era Nissan Sentra. He sold it to take a job opportunity in California, but he figures it probably […]
I write. A lot. And I sometimes share what I write with other people who might revise what’s written. Conversely, I might review things that other people write. Whichever the case may be, I tend to work onscreen as much as possible. (If I work on paper, transmitting reviews back and forth becomes a longer […]
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Based in Toronto, Canada, technology copywriter, business writer, technical writer and journalist Luigi Benetton helps technology businesses and periodical editors explain sophisticated technology in ways that their business audiences understand.
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