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Patronizing Patrons Outside Your Own Community vs. Being a Patron Inside Your Own Community

One of my good friends (the kind that actually try to push back on the kinds of things I often say) has been hammering away for some time at my attitude – sort of calling it patronizing. I beg to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Some Reflections on the Revolution in Propaganda

More or less exactly ten generations after Edmund Burke’s treatise concerning the French Revolution and roughly about twenty generations after the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press, I would like to give you a small update on the state of news, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Literacy and Machine Readability: Some First Attempts at a Derivation of the Primary Implications for Rational Media

Online, websites are accessed exclusively via machine-readable text. Specifically, the character set prescribed by ICANN, IANA, and similar regulatory organizations consists of the 26 characters of the latin alphabet, the „hyphen“ character and the 10 arabic numbers (i.e. The symbols … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Web Doesn’t Change Much from Day to Day

Lately, I have predominently been writing on some of my other websites (most recently, in particular Socio Biz and Nooblogs Com). Here’s something that I have observed, though, which is really a very personal insight. Some people think my work … Continue reading Continue reading

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To Read or to Be Read

When I was a kid, I used to go to the library a lot… and read books. Before reading them, I would need to find them. For those of you unfamiliar with this process: This was the prototype for most … Continue reading Continue reading

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WANTED: Is Written Language DEAD OR ALIVE?

We are constantly altering the forms we have inherited from previous generations, and these changes are signs of life and vitality. Indeed: The things that don’t change, the forms that rigidify, come to look to us like death — and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Intermission

I feel I need to tie up some loose ends from the previous post. There are two phenomena that I seem to have kind of mashed up (at least that’s what I think). Both of these are from my very … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Quintessential Human Superpower: Universal Law

The evolution of homo sapiens is a continuing story, and so far the development has been not only towards rational thought, but also towards technology for sharing ideas. Among these technologies is language, and since just a few thousand years … Continue reading Continue reading

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Live to Make “Love Life” Stories

Why should anyone write down their life story — isn’t simply living it good enough? I think not — and the reason why is quite similar to the reason why many people keep journals of their dreams. In fact: This … Continue reading Continue reading

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How the Traditional Publishing Complex Tamed the Mob … and What Outsiders Could Learn from Justine Musk

So far, the Internet has only experienced one major crash: The very poorly named “Dot Com” crash of 2001. This had nothing to do with the “dot com” top-level domain per se. It had much more to do with a … Continue reading
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