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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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Getting a person to express how they truly feel can sometimes be an anti-climactic event — but one I nonetheless prefer to a situation in which people remain deluded by myths

For example: Getting someone to acknowledge that the reason they use so-called “free” internet services is that they are both a cheapskate and also that they also don’t really believe in themselves is better than if that person actually thought … 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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Principle of Least Effort 2.0: Principle of Least Discomfort

Today I was reminded of George Kingsley Zipf’s Principle of Least Effort — and it occurred to me that this concept might need some updating. First of all: There is a popular belief that since computational power is virtually free … Continue reading
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Are Partnerships a Thing of the Past?

At some point, they will be — for example: In the not too distant future, it will be possible to create a list of everyone who offers products and/or services of a particular type at a specific geographic location. This … 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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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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