Monthly Archives: July 2009

Digital life

I appreciated Aaron Swartz’s recent piece on his month offline, and mostly wanted to note it here for later recall. In the past 12-18 months, I’ve done a lot of similar – though less extreme – reflecting and made several … Continue reading

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Quick pointer

I like this short piece. It’s provocative. Now back to regularly scheduled programming, which means a likely end to the flurry of posts.

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The paper I’ve been waiting for…

I suspect I’d quite enjoy this paper, titled “Narcissism and Social Networking Web Sites.” It’s behind a pay wall, and I’m cheap, so I haven’t read it. But by title and abstract, sounds like it might be one building block … Continue reading

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Surfacing a non-digital past

I had a very odd experience yesterday, in which the Internet played a transformative role. I’m not sure how ready I am to go into details, but perhaps there will be more in the future. I was called in for … Continue reading

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Airport paranoia

A friend tonight brought up airport security without any prompting by me, but boy was it good timing given last night’s post. Said friend had the worst airport experience I’ve heard yet, and I’ve had my own share of unpleasant … Continue reading

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Car alarms: insecure security

It finally happened: absent-mindedness got the best of me. Saturday morning I left my keys at the check-in counter at SFO before departing for LAX. Upon return Sunday night, they were nowhere to be found. Miraculously I had a spare … Continue reading

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