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In What We Trust

You may recall a post I made a few months ago .. in which I mentioned that “I am not at all proud of the species I apparently belong to” (“I understand that this is very important to you”). Another … Continue reading
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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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For some, we get lost in media

I opened up a copy of the New York Times today, and in an empty space within an article, there was a blurb that reads Social networks put individuals at the center of their own media universes — I am … Continue reading Continue reading

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Auctions + Markets for Domains, Domain Names + TLDs

Several years ago, one of my friends (who is not a „domainer“ per se) made a very insightful remark… – a remark that I have carried around with me ever since and also pondered over all this time (and indeed, … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to Fix the World via the Legal System

I have long since been a big fan of Edmund Burke — the “father of modern conservatism”…. He was probably far ahead of his time, but for today, I feel he is no longer far ahead of our time. What … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Theory of Competition vs. Pricing in a Seller’s Market

In a recent episode of “This Week in Startups” (TWiSt), Jason Calacanis and Molly Wood discussed Google’s business model (see, e.g. “The #Future of #Retard #Media in 4:20″ [ http://nooblogs.com/activity/p/5321/ ]). One aspect of where traditional economics does not seem very … Continue reading Continue reading

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Public Transportation in the United States of America

I was traveling in the USA this summer, and after I had a very negative experience due to an incompetent worker in the public transportation industry I vowed I would write a blog post about it. Actually, I sort of … Continue reading
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Computers, Humans, Economics, Marketing, Logic and Psychology

Computers are machines that apply algorithms according to some sort of logic… — and in this way they function in a way quite analagous to economic theory. Humans are beings that use their brains according to psychological quirks they have … Continue reading
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Crowds revisited: How the Wisdom of the Crowds is related to the Wisdom of the Language — and also the Open Web

I usually point out how the Wisdom of the Language is different than the Wisdom of the Crowds, but it is also important to underscore how they are related. English is a global language because a lot of people can … Continue reading
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How the Internet has revolutionized publishing, and why the Internet will not change fiction publishing one iota

This is actually very fundamental with respect to online literacy, so in case you’re distracted, please either turn off whatever is distracting you or just come back later when you’re not distracted. Reading this while you’re distracted will do neither … Continue reading
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