Monthly Archives: January 2013

Now and then there ought to be a way to create links between the past, the present and the future

As people get older, they carry around more and more “baggage”, and I think this baggage is usually considered to somewhat like a ball and chain — it is something that limits us (because it influences our behavior more than … Continue reading
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Are there people who need an incentive to practice decent behavior?

Why?
And just from a practical point of view: How would / should that work?
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The Digital Divide has been nearly eradicated: Due to Advances in Mobile Phone Technology, Most People in Developed Countries have now become as Illiterate as the Global Average Level of Literacy

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Is numeracy a sufficient condition to be considered a geek?

I was recently listening to some woman gush about geekdom, and she was going on about how numeracy is definitely a necessary condition in her estimation…. My first thought was: Does this woman even realize that the whole notion of … Continue reading
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Sometime the Laws of Economics are not a feature — sometimes they’re a bug

There are many behaviors that actually benefit no one, but there are nonetheless incentives for people to engage in them. For example: When I was a teenager, many kids would drive around in cars with “no particular place to go”. … 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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What Most People Don’t Know About Social Media

Everything. For example: I have asked dozens if not hundreds of so-called “social media” experts what the term “social media” actually refers to, and none of them have been able to give me an answer. The mass of users not … Continue reading
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Why Google is a Part of Retard Media

Retard media is communications based on outdated technology. The technology Google is based on was created half a century ago. It was discredited four decades ago, and it was considered obsolete by information scientists three decades ago. A couple of … Continue reading
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Addendum

I’m not really sure if this is a continuation of the previous post — but it might be…. Last weekend after Aaron Swartz committed suicide, I was in a couple discussions about posts that were made concerning free speech and … Continue reading
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Philosophical Interlude

Just jotting down a note here about something that has been on my mind for some time already, and yet it’s also where my conviction is still rather sketchy. Generally, the idea is that there still exists today two rather … Continue reading
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