“How Do You Solve a Problem Like Facebook?”

"How do you solve a problem like Facebook?" Interesting question. Intriguing. Funny, I was talking with my wife about these very issues, & more, just within the past 24 hours. Finally got around to glancing at email just now, this article was the first thing I saw. Obviously it's a controversial article, topic, issue, etc., and …

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Book Review: Dot.Con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era

Dot.Con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era by John Cassidy My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a relatively interesting book and not poorly written. Indeed, for those who don’t remember or didn’t live through this period, I would likely be recommending it and giving it a higher rating. …

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ID Cards and Certificates for Some of My Zillion Professional Organizations

I want to try to blog more, but my health is very poor and I'm horribly busy, largely trying to buy a house in another region of the country and get us moved -- all remotely. It's been far more time consuming and labor intensive than I anticipated, it's wearing me out and not leaving …

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A Review of From Counterculture to Cyberculture

From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred Turner My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book was a massive disappointment. I had been wanting to read it for so long and had really been looking forward to it. I had heard about the Whole …

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A Review of Hatching Twitter

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I've never read about such a group of immature, whiny, backstabbing losers in my life! To think that some reviewers consider them brilliant is really pretty funny. They were mediocre thinkers with mediocre talent who …

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A Review of The Innovators

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was a fascinating and entertaining history of the progression of the computer and related things, such as the Internet. I learned a lot and I'm glad I did. Isaacson starts …

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