Last week I was having an email conversation with someone I knew years ago in Montreal and have re-connected with on Facebook.
We started off talking about libraries. One thing led to another and libraries led to our shared love of books. Books led to e-books and e-books led to tech and tech led to cursive script, which led to future generations.
Trust me, it made sense. You had to be there.
First she told me about her granddaughter, who’s a junior in University, and all the techie equipment the school expects her to Continue reading →
Have you ever taken the time to add up all the flippin’ passwords you’ve had to come up with, and try to remember? Can you believe how complicated they’ve become? There was a time all you needed was four numbers. Any four numbers would do.
Most people I know, including me, used the last four digits of a familiar phone number or an address or a birthday. Something easy. Something memorable. And once you had one set of four numbers you could use it for everything, or at least I did.
Even back then the experts warned against it, but I did it anyway.
Over the years it’s become a real pain in the ass. Before long four numbers weren’t enough. Passwords had to be at least six numbers. Then you needed a combination of numbers and Continue reading →