Steven Johnson & A Thesis That Isn’t

A feature story for this week’s New York Times Magazine is titled The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t.  In the article, writer Steven Johnson concludes that neither […]

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No Borders Does Not Mean No Boundaries

Over this past weekend, it seems The New York Times Editorial Board got together, drank a little Googley Kool-Aid, and then wrote this Op-Ed provocatively […]

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Jaron Lanier warns against “digital passivity”

Once again, computer scientist, author, and musician Jaron Lanier passionately addresses ways in which digital age toys and apps offer illusions of empowerment and greater […]

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Assange calls Schmidt/Cohen book a “blueprint for imperialism.”

Okay, it’s not often (see never), you’ll find me quoting Julian Assange other than with an inebriated smirk. Although erudite, I think of the man […]

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Discovered Wiener Paper Warns about Smart Machines

John Markoff, writing for The New York Times, reports on the discovery of a long lost paper by M.I.T mathematician Norbert Wiener.  Written more than […]

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