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What is right / wrong, good / bad about self-promotion

In the 20th century, self-promotion acquired a bad name. I think I can explain why, but explanation is rather complicated. After the modern capitalism was invented in the 18th century and became widely established throughout the western hemisphere in the … Continue reading
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ICANN’s Plan to Privatize the English Language: Dot Gay

A friend of mine, Ray King, is one of the applicants for .Gay — and he just wrote: The current issue is whether a small group of the Internet elite understand the problems with delegating a single company as the … Continue reading
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Brands are Real-World Manifestations of Corporate Ego

Why are strong corporate brands prized, but strong individual egos despised?

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Do you want Google to spy on you any more than you want the government of the United States to spy on you?

Who do you think would be more likely to sell the information they gather about you to someone else? Also: If you are OK with being completely transparent, then it really doesn’t make sense to view it as espionage, does … Continue reading
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Liberating the Wheat from the Chaff

In the first years of the World Wide Web, players in traditional media pooh-poohed the Internet, saying it was little more than a dogpile. They were quite wrong… — but not completely wrong. Back when I wrote the “Wisdom of … Continue reading
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