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A Very Facebook Birthday

June 11, 2011

My birthday just passed, and many of my friends sent Happy Birthday wishes. On Facebook. And while there is no plugin birthday greetings analytics tool I can point and click on… I used a bit of addition and division and elementary statistics to determine – slightly more than 88% percent of my birthday greetings came […]

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A Kindle Does Not A Library Make

June 7, 2011

The library is where I learned to dream. As a child, could you imagine walking through these portals to Fantasyland? This is the entrance to what was my local library – the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Grand Army Plaza. It was here I learned about the responsibilities of borrowing and returning […]

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Doing Is The New Seeing

May 29, 2011

The weather in the Midwest this Memorial Day Weekend has been so thunderously stormy and rainy, I have not been in the mood for any kind of strollin’ in the park. No high school baseball today. No picnics. No nuthin’ outside. But not being able to walk outside did make me think of a short […]

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World Class Background Noise

May 23, 2011

There probably are some better places to be a “street musician” than in the NYC subway system.  But when I went back home last week and saw the variety of performing artists and the quality of their music – I can’t imagine there are many. I use the term “street” very loosely.  Here you are […]

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Use The Right Tool For The Job

May 11, 2011

“Mr. Natural sez, Use the right tool for the job” – was probably the most famous line ever uttered by R. Crumb’s archetypal character, none other than Mr. Natural himself. You’ll notice Mr. Natural never said “Use the Shiniest Tool” or “Use the Newest Tool” – he was all about the “Right Tool.” That implies […]

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Keeping Up With The Web

May 5, 2011

  The closer you get, the further ahead the finish line moves. I am talking about the impossibility of keeping up with the internet. We all try. Subscribe to a few more feeds. Spend a little more time reading the aggregators. Scan a few more tweets. And voila – almost current. By the way –  […]

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Fear the Beard

April 23, 2011

During playoffs – which is now for professional hockey and basketball, beards are all the rage. They are supposed to instill fear in opponents – kind of like bagpipes, I guess. Or maybe the players feel it is just unlucky to shave? Regardless the reason – tis the season to induce pogonophobia – Fear of […]

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Wrobot Writers

April 19, 2011

‘Robot Journalist’ writes a better story than human sports reporter — The Next Web (Headline – 4/19/11) What a cagey concept. The robot journalist. Think of the money we can save!  Think of the personnel issues we can eliminate! How does it work? It’s easy…. A ‘bot harvests the content farms and “writes” stories. No […]

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Time

April 16, 2011

Welcome to my new website. I most like that I made it work myself. A process like assembling a piece of furniture that comes in a box with instructions in pigeon english and lots of parts that need to fit together just so. And even if I can just barely understand the instructions, I need to […]

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