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Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.



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17: The Prying Parent

July 21, 2014 at 9:00AM • 58 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, John Chidgey of the Pragmatic podcast shares his discomfort & guilt spying on his children's internet activity, how technology has make it both easier & harder for parents to monitor their kids' communications, and why giving fairly free access to information online is the digital version of letting children go outside to "play in the mud".

In addition, we discuss the double standard that exists between couples who both continuously check their smartphones, why geeks are typically not blinded by traditionally held values and beliefs, how much you can learn about someone just through their browser history, and how the internet and communication regulations killed ham radio.

It concludes with John completing step eight by considering to find a trustful middle ground for his 11-year old daughter and inform her that he does sporadically look into the details of her iPad usage, browser and chat history.




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