As of late, I have an unsettling feeling, as if an ominous shadow is peering over my shoulder. From the always-listening speaker in the living room, to a wrist device recording the hours I slept the night before, I’m finding myself increasingly uneasy.

More and more I feel tethered to a modern version of Big Brother, an omnivorous consumer bent on capturing the most intimate details of my life.

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207;

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Jose' Boix

First - and according to today's Passing Parade - a happy birthday to Leonard Woolsey! And, to follow a couple of comments regarding your column. I am glad that you elected to basically rewind. Today's "avant-garde" technology is one that still has a way (though decreasingly) to enable us to "select to use." We need to recall the time when we had to "walk to the phone" and "walk to the TV." Finally, I am also glad that describing your new watch, you noted it "having hands." How are kids today going to know what is meant by "clock-wise" or "counter-clock-wise." Just some thoughts inspired by your column.

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