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What If We Never Run Out of Oil?

May 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Energy, Technology

From the Atlantic . .  excellent perspectives and background . . . . . MAY 2013 What If We Never Run Out of Oil? New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare. CHARLES C. MANN APR 24 2013, 9:58 PM ET […]

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A review : LIARS AND OUTLIERS: ENABLING THE TRUST THAT SOCIETY NEEDS TO THRIVE

October 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Cyber, Geopolitics, Technology

Have not read the book yet, but will soon . .  a nice review   LIARS AND OUTLIERS: ENABLING THE TRUST THAT SOCIETY NEEDS TO THRIVE Author: Bruce Schneier New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2012. 366p. Reviewer: Paul Ekblom | September 2012Some years ago, I participated in a meeting of academic members and associates of the […]

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NSA

April 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Geopolitics, Technology

  The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) By James Bamford  March 15, 2012 o: Name Withheld; Digital Manipulation: Jesse Lenz The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in […]

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David Post – The Continuing Saga of Thomas Jefferson and the Internet

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Technology

    The Continuing Saga of Thomas Jefferson and the Internet Talk Delivered at The David Library Lecture Series on “The Unfinished Constitution” Washington Crossing PA I want to cover a lot of ground tonight, and I want to make some connections that might be new to you. I want to focus on two parts of […]

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Perspectives on Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook . . .

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Technology

  Google Engineer Accidently Shares His Internal Memo About Google + Platform JOHN FURRIER | OCTOBER 12TH READ MORE inShare142 Google engineer posted an internal memoon Google + that was mistakenly shared publicly – opps wrong setting. This is an repost from a Google employee sharing his insight into the Google + platform and their cloud strategy. My […]

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Steve Jobs: The Secular Prophet

October 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Technology

                THE SATURDAY ESSAY OCTOBER 8, 2011 Steve Jobs: The Secular Prophet Steve Jobs turned Eve’s apple, the symbol of fallen humankind, into a religious icon for true believers in technology. But can salvation be downloaded? By ANDY CROUCH For every magical thing Steve Jobs revealed in his Apple […]

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Steve Jobs and Apple . . more perspectives . .

August 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Technology

From Jean-Louis Gassee Steve: Who’s Going to Protect Us From Cheap and Mediocre Now? by Jean-Louis Gassée Not so fast. Until the last sinew, the last synapse gives up, Steve will continue to influence the company he co-founded and later recreated. Seeing he could no longer ‘‘meet [his] duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO’’, Jobs […]

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Jason Calacanis on Facebook Privacy Changes – not good !!!

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Technology

Jason is alerting everyone who uses Facebook . . . beware – agree. Is Facebook unethical, clueless or unlucky? Location: CalaCompound, Brentwood, CA Date/Time: December, 13th 2009 11:20AM =============================== Facebook proved again this week that they are either the most unethical or clueless internet company in the world. An amazing accomplishment since Facebook is also […]

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Craig Newmark

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Markets, Technology

I like Craig Newmark and admire him for what he has accomplished in this world  m Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess By Gary Wolf08.24.09 Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. Photo: PLATON The Internet’s great promise is to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful. So how come when you arrive at the most popular dating site […]

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Technology and innovation

August 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Technology

Hal Varian on how the Web challenges managers Google’s chief economist says executives in wired organizations need a sharper understanding of how technology empowers innovation. McKinsey Quarterly JANUARY 2009 More than ten years into the widespread business adoption of the Web, some managers still fail to grasp the economic implications of cheap and ubiquitous information […]

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