Every decade, the opportunity for technology to dramatically impact society manifests itself in a new way. In the 1980s, the personal computer democratized access to productivity enhancing tools like WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3. The 1990s saw the advent of the internet – first with AOL and Prodigy, then Netscape – and suddenly we were all…

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Something wasn’t quite right with this news story. It was a rote finance piece about the day’s market action on a publicly traded company – thousands of these stories are published every day – but there was a robotic awkwardness about it. The effect was barely noticeable, even forgettable – perhaps a grammatical agreement error,…

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