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face to face

A death spiral already? The new car smell has worn off. And Facebook shares are tanking, a kind of lagging indicator for the drop-off in usage. The early adopters are using less, and too busy to get involved in the … Continue reading

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reinvention

by Art Chantry macintosh. 1984 sales brochure. the big pitch on the cover? it’s portable!! it even comes with your own little backpack to tote it around in! inside it’s a wonder of early science as ‘magic.’ the graphic programs … Continue reading

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payback: you ain’t goin’ nowhere

There is such a big divide between the haves and have lesses and have nothing at alls that either this has always existed or that now it is in the realm of active engagement letting all manner of conspiracy theorists, … Continue reading

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evil genius as madly creative

Is creativity always beneficial? Does it always lead to good outcomes? The study was called the dark side of creativity: original thinkers can be more dishonest. No, it was not written by Edgar Allan Poe, but it would make a … Continue reading

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the anger management chip ( on the shoulder )

Although Steve Jobs was worshiped deity on his death,and not dragged through the streets of sirte and paraded on a car hood like a felled prize stag such as Gaddafi, there are some weird and perplexing connections between such powerful … Continue reading

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i-surrealism: mad mac

It is a new nature, a new Spinozian episode that re-designates an entire material world of objects, which includes the individual in bone and flesh, both determined and transformed by technology. So, there is no significant or gaping difference between … Continue reading

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the ghost in the machine

Immortality through science? Can our ethical and emotional intelligence keep up with technology? Its a highly ambiguous issue. We seem to be on the cusp of a major, and final break from the industrial age; a potential for vastly increased … Continue reading

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bank run but you can’t hide

Discrepancy of wealth, that yawning chasm between the haves the have haves and the uber haves vs. the slaves on the bottom of the pyramid has always been a populist theme. Our brains seem to be hard-wired to rearrange the … Continue reading

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BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU

The possession of private property is very often extremely demoralising, and that is, of course, one of the reasons why Socialism wants to get rid of the institution. In fact, property is really a nuisance. Some years ago people went … Continue reading

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Scratch and Sniff Museum

The allure  of the Metropolitan Museum of Art rests mainly  in the rivalries, the machinations, the sexual intrigues of many of the men of fortune, and power and bloodline. It’s in the intestinal workings of an autocratic circle of trustees … Continue reading

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