Ben Moore

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Ben Moore

After many years of studies spanning the sciences, humanities and education, I have wide interests across many topics. My professional background is as a secondary school teacher, and I have also made documentary films along the way. I'm currently self-employed as a tutor and enjoy good food, computers, electric bikes, gardens and good company.

In my writing for DiVine I am interested in exploring questions like when does technology liberate, and when does it enslave? I’m also passionate about what makes a good life, and whether personal experiences of disability can be a source of wisdom for others.

 

Ben Moore's articles

It's called the information super-highway, but too many of us are still travelling on donkeys. The thrill of riding high-speed through cyber-space to the information society awaits. You might even do it “wireless” or “naked”! But it can be difficult choosing the right technology, internet service provider ( ISP ) and plan that is suitable to your needs and budget. Fortunately, DiVine is here to help. The importance of internet access Staying on the right side of the “digital divide” is becoming increasingly important. The gulf between those who know how to get, create and share digital information via the...
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An arrow pointing to an internet address on a computer screen
An arrow pointing to an internet address on a computer screen

The internet saved my life

Losing most of the power of one's hands and feet has prompted me to think about the nature of mobility. Loss has been a significant part of my experience, but my discoveries have not overwhelmingly been of grief. Free your mind and your ass will follow Like all forms of freedom, mobility is to be enjoyed as much in the mind as in the body. The feeling of being able to do something is as enjoyable as the actual doing. The liberation people feel when on holiday doesn’t comes from finally having time to fix the fridge, the leaking toilet...
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Apple Mac Pro

Shop around when buying a computer. Image: courtesy of Apple

Have you ever felt computer envy? Ever felt that you are less because others have so much more, whether it is computing power, a bigger screen, or a slimmer notebook? Or perhaps you have computer anxiety? You survived the “Y2K” scare together, but now you feel like it’s time to upgrade and all the options look intimidating. A computer can be a significant investment, so it’s important to ask some questions even before you start shopping around. What are my needs? I need a super-computer with a life-size Angelina Jolie screen-saver wired to a doughnut machine, someone says. But it’s...
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