Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Unintended consequences of technology

Spreading the iTunes meme at work has had an unexpected effect: I can now easily see how’s around and who’s not in the office, just by looking at my “Shared Music” options.

[To the tune of Spin Doctors, “Two Princes,” from the album Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music.]

2 Comments

  1. Graduate student at Texas State San Marcos. Working on unit for middle school students who never think about negative aspects of technological “progress.” Thank you for your great site!

  2. Thanks! When you think about it, LAN-based p2p services are automatically also personnel alerts.

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