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Readers write: Who versus whom, GPS adventures, immigration activist

Readers write: Who versus whom, GPS adventures, immigration activistThe May 20 In a Word column by Melissa Mohr titled The waning use of the word whom really got my attention. Suddenly, the voice of the GPS told us to make an exit we both knew was wrong so we ignored it and arrived at our destination right on time.

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:00:01 -0400
Russian internet giant Yandex takes rare stand against state snooping

Russian internet giant Yandex takes rare stand against state snoopingRussia has always been some version of a national security state, in which individuals, companies, and other group interests are expected to unquestioningly submit to the needs and demands of state agencies. As surprising, if not more so, was that Yandex seemed to resist the FSBs demands with the backing of some government officials.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:19:58 -0400
Robots: Job killers or co-workers?

Robots: Job killers or co-workers?Will a robot snatch away your job? Or will you learn to love intelligent machines as co-workers?

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:03:33 -0400
Why Cubas zip lines and B&Bs have fallen on hard times

Why Cubas zip lines and B&Bs have fallen on hard timesLas Terrazas employees clip visitors to the wire cable one by one and give them a small push. Like many of the other employees, Ms. Gonzlez has lived and worked at Las Terrazas, a nature reserve and tourist destination west of Havana, her entire life, so she is used to touring strangers around her home. Recent hurricanes have affected tourism numbers in beach resort towns like Varadero, Cuba, but the tourism market in Las Terrazas has been hit by more than storms, says Ms. Gonzlez.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:38:12 -0400
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