Looking Ahead To The Future

NOTE:  A more polished and slightly edited version of this essay in PDF format is free to download from here (17 pages). We’re screwed. Great way to start an essay about the future, right? But as it stands right now, at the moment I’m writing this essay… we are screwed.  That means all of us, […]

Poem: Is There More?

Last time I asked What Happened? This time I’m asking … is there more? Is there more to politics than War? Is there more to media than fear? I asked, because it always felt like the end is near. Is there more? Is there more to life than consumption? Is there more to work than punching […]

Beware Of “The Deal” (On Walled Gardens)

Ahh yes, the walled gardens of Facebook, Google, Twitter and others. Don’t they offer some cool free services? Like the ability to connect with friends from the past, family and other people. Don’t forget the free email accounts, chat services, video hosting, apps etc… And of course, the ability to become a developer yourself in […]

The #Streitfeldian Curse Strikes Again

David Streitfeld, writing for the New York Times, damages their brand with another poorly researched hit piece on Amazon. So #Streitfeldian. He failed to research the context behind a comment he used in the piece, among other glaring errors that have been pointed out clearly by other writers (about other pieces he has written). I won’t repeat […]