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Patronizing Patrons Outside Your Own Community vs. Being a Patron Inside Your Own Community

One of my good friends (the kind that actually try to push back on the kinds of things I often say) has been hammering away for some time at my attitude – sort of calling it patronizing. I beg to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Delusions of Grandeur

Wikipedia.org has two articles that seem somewhat related — one is about “delusions of grandeur”, the other is about “grandiosity”. From the latter: A distinction is made between individuals exhibiting grandiosity, which includes a degree of insight into their unrealistic … Continue reading Continue reading

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Names vs. Words: Strings for Identity vs. Strings for Information

There is a long-standing tradition of distinguishing names from words — although it is not formally codified (even language itself is not “set in stone”, but rather is undergoing constant evolution — much like a living being), it can be … Continue reading Continue reading

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Your Money or Your Life

Oftentimes, when I tell people that I don’t vote for (or against) politicians or political parties, they act as though this meant I weren’t a “free person”… or as if I were giving up some of my democratic freedoms. Quite … Continue reading Continue reading

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Kant’s Big Mistake?

In my previous post I referred to Kant’s “Categorical Imperative”. Here, let me entertain the following suggestion: That Kant made a big mistake. Kant wrote a lot. If he was consistent in his thinking, that would mean that he wanted … Continue reading
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Are You Wasting Your Time?

I think the vast majority of people use the Internet to waste time (they might, for example, visit websites like bored.com … that is, if they aren’t “hanging out” / “killing time” on facebook.com). The often play games, chat with … Continue reading
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Online communities are not technically limited to a finite size, but people tend not to join once the membership or communication levels are perceived to be too high

Though not entirely astonishing, this new research finding is nonetheless fascinating: Some turnover may be necessary to allow new members to join. Online communities are not technically limited to a finite size, but people tend not to join once the … Continue reading
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Number 9, Revisited

There is this thing called the “90-9-1 rule” — that is not what this is about. This post is all about the number 99. My rough estimate is that about 99% of the world-wide web is basically “personal websites”. The … Continue reading
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The Difference Between My Community + My Peeps

A couple of years ago one of my “Facebook Peeps” spoke of her “community” when she actually mentioned her “peeps” (her friends and acquaintances — her people). I was recently reminded of this again when someone said something similar and … Continue reading
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