Slow Computing: The Conscientious Guide to Tech

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In an homage to the slow food movement, an advocate for "slow computing" calls on consumers to understand how their devices and software affect the environment and their fellow man.
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The small frustrations of everyday technology are everywhere—we see it when our iPhone freezes up, when the MacBook rainbow spins and spins, or when the "Escape" button just won't do its job.

Nathan Schneider doesn't necessarily know how to fix these problems, but he does know how to put the frustrated techie at ease.

Schneider, a journalist and author of "God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet," calls his movement "slow computing," a homage to the slow food movement, which calls for conscientious consuming.

As Alice Waters wants Americans to know their local farmers, Schneider hopes his compatriots get to know who exactly owns their Cloud—and the data inside it.