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Only Fools Rush in to Build on Top of Closed (Secret, Proprietary) Platforms

Last week Amnesty International published a report about the online platforms of the leading surveillance giants – see my brief post about it @ Find News. What I find particularly signficant about the news is not the recommendations for public … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Rationality of Buzz

It’s early on a Monday morning – I would say “bright and early”, but it’s so early that the sun is still nowhere in sight. At any rate, the week is about to begin and so I figure it’s a … Continue reading Continue reading

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In a World Undergoing Revolutionary Change, a Long Past Career Bio or Historical Sketch is a Drawback

I just read an “about”-type page which included the leadership team members, with a more or less short biographical sketch of each member. The shorter the bio, the better it seemed. This is probably not always the case — but … Continue reading
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In the Information Age, People Will Not be Better Informed — They Will be Differently Informed

One of my favorite stories from my father’s work experiences is also a very simple one. It comes from a job he had at J.P. Stevens — which only lasted a year or two (I think) in the early 70s. … Continue reading
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Textual Materialism

One of the things studied as an exchange student was “literature science” — i.e. the science of creating literature. We talked about authors who created texts, and then the author as individuals, separated from the text, the author of the … Continue reading
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History will teach us something completely different

The next time you see a news story with a neat-o graph showing lots of numbers and statistics in lines, bar graphs, pie charts and what not — try to ask yourself some questions like these: When was the last … Continue reading
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