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I know people are already talking about…

The Google doodle in honor of Les Paul’s birthday, but it really is flipping cool.

Add comment June 9th, 2011

I identify with this…

story about how Wisconsin’s budget repair bill is busting up friendships online. I haven’t unfriended anyone or stopped following people on Twitter, but it’s been a close thing.

13 comments February 26th, 2011

Let’s be clear…

The Lines on Plagiarism are not “blurred” for students by the internet. They know plagiarism is wrong. Just like deep down, they know pirating music is wrong. The just don’t give a shit.

3 comments August 2nd, 2010

Terrific…even though I guessed the ending

Add comment September 22nd, 2009

How is it that China is able to block anything on the Internet when it offends them?

I always thought the net was built to route around things like the Great Firewall of China?

And, maybe every time China blocks something they find offensive, maybe we should use the same conduits to block their access to the rest of the net for an equal amount of time. And then tell them, “that’s just the way the fortune cookie crumbles, baby!”

Add comment March 24th, 2009

I thought China was the biggest threat to free speech on the Internet

But it turns out that Britain could be just as dangerous.

Promoting the idea of creating new speech regulations (including assigning movie-style ratings to web sites); Great Britain’s “culture” secretary Andy Burnham said:

“If you look back at the people who created the Internet they talked very deliberately about creating a space that governments couldn’t reach,” Burnham told The Telegraph. “I think we are having to revisit that stuff seriously now.”

At the risk of earning an “X” rating from Mr. Burnham’s proposed Internet Thought Police, I’d like to cordially invite the gentleman to go fuck himself.

3 comments December 28th, 2008

I’m apparently being followed…

…by Colonel Tribune.

I wonder if I should get a restraining order?

Add comment December 19th, 2008

I sometimes joke about having only 24 readers…

…but if you sort through my followers on Twitter, I’d be lucky to have 24.

Man, there’s a lot of spam on that site.

2 comments December 4th, 2008

The delusions of youth

I believed a lot of nonsense when I was a young man, but luckily the Internet wasn’t around so my youthful foolishness won’t end up following me around for eternity. Unlike this poor girl:

Second, given today’s fascination with technology, it seems as though teens and young adults are quite experienced and deft multitaskers. To most of us Gen-Yers, sending a text message is as innate as tying one’s shoe or riding a bike, and it can be done without looking, using one hand. Though it clearly is not the case for all of us, it may be completely possible for some of us to safely send text messages while driving – as sending a text message is no more distracting than listening to a blaring radio.

Originally pointed out by Letters in Bottles

3 comments December 4th, 2008

I wonder if there is a remedial class available for Social Networking

I’ve been using internet “chat” since it was invented.

I’ve been blogging for more than four years.

I’ve been known to text.

But I still can’t get the hang of Facebook and Twitter.

When should I use them? Why should I use them? Does it help if you have actual friends in the real world?

I’m so confused.

10 comments December 4th, 2008

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