Category Archives: internet

Internet Metaphor

I posted a link to this NYT article to Facebook, but I wanted to keep this paragraph someplace where I could find it: Then again, the Internet is a new kind of barometer for keeping track of exactly how old … Continue reading

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Toward Kair-erotically Thinking Techno-Determinism

I spent the morning today doing some reading/writing on my Computers and Writing presentation, which will deal explicitly with how social media played a role in diagnosing and dealing with my daughter’s cancer. One article that I read today was … Continue reading

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Free Your TV?

My wife and I always complain about our insane cable bill, but we’re both TV junkies–so what’s our alternatives? Well, it looks like “internet-TV” is about to take a huge step forward. Via /. via NYT, Adobe is about to … Continue reading

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Help Support Net Neutrality

I posted this to Facebook yesterday, and a few people have passed it on. Time Warner, a large ISP, is making a serious political and legal effort to counter net neutrality. I am presuming they are attempting this early in … Continue reading

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Hi There, Let’s Talk Google

I’ve been writing in other places and neglecting the blog, but I thought I might try to spend some quality time here. To get started, there’s an interesting story over at the NYTimes on the Google library project. I have … Continue reading

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Tour of the Internets

Here’s a work in progress. Next semester I am giving my students a tour of the internet early in our digital citizenship course. Please feel free to make suggestions in the comments. General Resources for starting a blog-type thingie Rands … Continue reading

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Lessig’s New Book

One of my heroes, Lawrence Lessig, has a new book out. While the website is up, the book isn’t available for free yet (but I’m sure it will be soon). In the meantime, he recently gave an interview with Colbert. … Continue reading

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Global Information Killed the Local Newspaper Star

James Surowiecki has a nice and short article in this month’s New Yorker on the death of newspapers. For those who remember Danny Devito in Other People’s Money, its pretty much the buggy whip argument (movie is down below, skip … Continue reading

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Someone Tell Me If I Like This…

Something bugs me about this video. I watch a lot of the “times-they-are-a-changin’” videos, but don’t know what to make of this. But my Blink sense is tingling… Since I’m teaching my digital citizenship course next semester, I think I’ll … Continue reading

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Obama goes to work

As I recently mentioned, I primarily voted for Obama based on his stance toward net neutrality. Obama has decided to appoint our nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. User Voice, a social aggregator, has set up an interesting forum to discuss … Continue reading

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