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The Morning After or Social Media is a Humbug

Photo by photocreo. Time for a hard look in the mirror?  We’ve been on a social media bender for years, and I’m thinking January 1, 2017 might be the day we begin to sober up and come to grips with its more negative … Continue reading

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Creators, Don’t Get Fooled Again

In the current political climate, I imagine many artists, authors, and journalists will continue to speak up about a wide range of civil rights.  While they’re at it, they should not forget their own rights. For five years now, I’ve … Continue reading

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Are We Ruining Facebook with Politics?

Last week, Karol Markowicz, writing for The New York Post, said that we’re “ruining Facebook (and friendships) with political rants.”  Taking the position that Facebook is meant to be an environment for connecting with friends and family in traditionally gregarious … Continue reading

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Are Candidates Even Talking About the 21st Century Economy?

It’s very common to encounter broad complaints saying things like, “Copyright law should not stop me from fixing or altering my technology.”  Often, this generalization is made by people who don’t necessarily know they’re referring to Title I of the … Continue reading

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Democracy Officially Improved by Information Age

With the inevitability of Donald Trump’s nomination as the GOP candidate for president, I think we can officially declare the “information revolution” a rollicking success, don’t you?  When the savants and silicon pioneers of the 80s and 90s predicted that … Continue reading

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