Monthly Archives: February 2009

Wow, it re-emerged from the depths

I logged into Blogger tonight for the first time in … ages. When I started this blog, I explained the need to acquire my own domain after suffering a previous experience with Blogger eating my blog. Well, tonight I discovered … Continue reading

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The self-promotional era and puke

I feel as though a lot has been written about how today’s era is all about brand, self-brand in particular. We live in an attention economy, the ability to attract it is currency. I have a lot of questions and … Continue reading

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Collective wisdom from the bees

I had a lovely weekend with time enough to read the Economist cover-to-cover. The last time that happened was when I had countless hours to kill on airplanes every week. Anyhow, one article this week caught my eye and I … Continue reading

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One way we’ve gotten privacy wrong

Article in the NYT summarizing how A-Rod’s drug problem is really a data privacy issue. Quote worth highlighting: “This is a broader truth about the law,” he writes in an e-mail message. “There are often no requirements to keep records, … Continue reading

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WikiDashboard: more collective governance?

Fascinating idea, written up at Technology Review. Does this mean Wikipedia authors don the hat of Roman elected officials, submitting themselves to transparency in governance decisions?

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Indulging a little side passion for words

A small confession: I’m a regular reader of Salon’s “Since you asked…” It feels a bit like reading Dear Abby, and sometimes I think I’m perhaps too curious about the human condition if I find this type of advice column … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s just TMI

The Internet has given us all reasons to feel like teenie-boppers, hasn’t it? I remember just after college signing an email to an older (a decade+ older) friend “ttfn, betsy” and getting in response, “What does ttfn mean?” Right. This … Continue reading

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