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It was a second day of congressional hearings on Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg explaining to those who have no idea of how Facebook works what he’s going to do to fix what they don’t understand. There was a lot of talk … Continue reading

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Everything Connected

Everything’s connected. Environmentalists say that. Don’t wipe out this obscure species or that – that dung beetle has a useful function. Possums eat ticks. Everything is interlocked. Don’t upset nature’s balance – and drive a bit less, or drive something … Continue reading

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Fake Americans

Recent American history has its mysteries. Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? Why didn’t the Bush administration connect the obvious dots before 9/11 happened? How did that skinny black kid with that existentially threatening middle name – Hussein – get … Continue reading

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The Killer Application

Back in the late eighties and into the nineties we were waiting for the next killer application – and we were the propeller-heads deep into systems. We were programming, crudely, but making all sort of information jump through hoops and … Continue reading

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Facebook in the Age of Social Holocaust

The people of Egypt may have used Facebook to start a revolution – which may or may not actually topple the government. There has been much written about that – see Newsweek with Inside Egypt’s Facebook Revolt for example. But … Continue reading

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Discretion and Circumspection

Being one of those awful people who just does things because they sound interesting, when circumstances allow, there were those trips to Paris once or twice a year for a time – a few weeks alone there, just walking around … Continue reading

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Just a Face in a Book

It started with an email from a friend of a friend in Paris. No, that’s not right – the two of them had only a mixture of contempt and indifference for each other. Call it light mutual scorn. But they … Continue reading

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