Monthly Archives: October 2013

If I can use technology and machines to communicate with millions of interested people, then why should I talk to any disinterested person individually?

The main reason I can think of is that many people still have not acquired basic online literacy skills. As more and more people overcome illiteracy, learn the Wisdom of the Language and engage in literate discourse, there is less … Continue reading
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Some Things in Life are More Important than Meeting People

How many friends do you have? I don’t have many friends (probably because I’m often asking difficult questions ), but the friends I do have I really do cherish. Yet friends aren’t everything. Your life also needs a purpose. One … Continue reading
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Business Cards + Personal Brand

About 100 years ago, 2 technologies spread throughout the world that made business cards and personal branding important in the 20th Century: Automobiles and telephones. Throughout the 20th Century, cars made it evermore commonplace for people to travel long distances … Continue reading
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The End of the Media Convergence Hoax

For several years already we have been hearing a lot of hot air along the lines of “all media are the same bits and pieces of information”. This utter nonsense is going to come to a stop sooner or later … Continue reading
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Niceties

I think I am finally over being nice to people because I think they might deserve it, like it or appreciate it. From now on, I intend to focus more on being nice to people because I want to.
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Even Pierre Omidyar’s blogs get censored by Google (and probably by Facebook, too)

I heard via the “No Agenda” podcast (#557, 1 hr 29 min 45 sec) that Pierre Omidyar is planning to invest $250 MM in a new media venture: Right now, I’m in the very early stages of creating a new … 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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Signal to Processing Ratio

I seek information sources with not only a high signal-to-noise ratio, but also a high signal-to-processing ratio. It’s sort of analogous to the way I might prefer filet mignon to ground beef. Many websites today have very large amounts of … Continue reading
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Imagine only two worlds — one is private, the other is shared

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. If you had to choose between two worlds — one in which everyone exclusively followed their own dreams, … Continue reading
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Sense Making + Domain Names

Brenda Dervin has been very influential in the field of information science — yet unfortunately the field of information science has apparently not been very influential on many of the people who design and create information systems. Here is a … Continue reading
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