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Patronizing Patrons Outside Your Own Community vs. Being a Patron Inside Your Own Community

One of my good friends (the kind that actually try to push back on the kinds of things I often say) has been hammering away for some time at my attitude – sort of calling it patronizing. I beg to … Continue reading

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Only Fools Rush in to Build on Top of Closed (Secret, Proprietary) Platforms

Last week Amnesty International published a report about the online platforms of the leading surveillance giants – see my brief post about it @ Find News. What I find particularly signficant about the news is not the recommendations for public … Continue reading

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Scripts, Stories, Narratives, Filling in the Gaps without Resorting to Fake News and other Propaganda Techniques

I have recently been minding my gaping gap and just the other day I was talking with someone about filling in the gaps, so I’ve decided to give you all a what’s update (I’m thinking that could maybe catch on … Continue reading

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The Continued Toleration of Illiteracy

I have written about the widespread pandemic of illiteracy for many years, and I find it odd that there has continued to be an attitude of toleration to the phenomenon – even among people who I consider to be quite … Continue reading

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The Rationality of Interdependence vs. Independence (+ Self-Reliance + Inter-Reliance)

Many people are upset. They are upset with something the Donald did. Apparently, they feel somewhat dependent on stuff Donald does. Donald does stupid stuff – and so do you. We all do stupid stuff. Whether or not Donald realizes … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Think It Is

My friend Jean Russell shared a really fascinating meme the other day on facebook. The main gist of the idea was that “you are what you think”… such that rather than “I am what you think I am”, in fact … Continue reading

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Should You be Concerned about the Rate of Literacy if Over 99% Are Illiterate?

When people were living in caves, probably most of them didn’t create cave paintings. Certainly none of them spoke English – and the alphabet hadn’t even been invented yet. The rate of literacy was without the shadow of a doubt … Continue reading

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The Rationality of Buzz

It’s early on a Monday morning – I would say “bright and early”, but it’s so early that the sun is still nowhere in sight. At any rate, the week is about to begin and so I figure it’s a … Continue reading

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Voluntourism

In a recent podcast episode, Eliza Rubin mentioned „voluntourism“ (see episode #28 for her explanation of the term). Here, I want to apply the concept to the web / internet / online space – so basically: virtual voluntourism. In my … Continue reading

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