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Automatism + Automaticity – First Thoughts

Automatism and automaticity are “real concepts”, but they are not widely used … or at least not widely used everywhere in the same way. One of the fields where these concepts are most widely used is in the broad field … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Rise of Rational Media

Recently, I posted something on Facebook that I said to Vint Cerf 10 years ago. It was revolutionary then. Even more shocking to me today is that it probably still seems revolutionary. Why? Why do so many people still appear … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Complacent Illiterate Generation

Unfortunately, this is also my generation. 😐 The vast majority carry devices which track their every move. They submit their ideas to huge media conglomerate companies, allowing these spy organizations to comb through their information to find new + improved … Continue reading Continue reading

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Knowing how to spell a word is not down to some random person’s opinion — or is it?

It’s understood that Hollywood sells Californication… Online literacy is lacking — in particular: Most people have little or no idea of how the “title” idea translates from print to the corresponding concept on the World-Wide Web. Indeed, there may in … Continue reading
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John Battelle on PRISM

The fact is, massive storehouses of personally identifiable information now exist. But our culture has yet to truly grasp the implications of all that information, much less protect itself from potential misuse….Do you trust the companies you interact with to … Continue reading
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Don’t Listen to Me!

Listen to the words you use! Oh, and for those of you “on” Facebook, “on” Google, “on” whatever, here’s a friendly reminder about the pill you just swallowed: Continue reading

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No one in their right mind believes they would do it

Google and Facebook could have, together, easily defined new standards for distributing information in ways that would make it harder for the government to tap in. At least they could have avoided being responsible for it themselves. […] They brought … Continue reading
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I book, I care, I think, I can

In the past several days, I have been confronted with a quirky issue. Let me explain the background with a hypothetical example, because I don’t want to name any specific details of the actual case. Last year, ICANN (the Internet … 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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Establishment Apologists Acknowledge that the Status Quo Is Unfair — and They Want to Keep it that Way for Their Own Benefit

Great achievements are never made by simply maintaining the status quo. Whether by revolutionary breakthrough or by evolutionary adaptation, progress is always a matter of change. Therefore, anyone who resists change acknowledges that they are profiting from the current system … Continue reading
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