Monthly Archives: February 2009

Facing Facebook Friendships, sociologically speaking


In a  recent interview with The Economist called “Primates on Facebook” Facebook’s resident sociologist (hey Mark Z, got any more Sociology jobs at Facebook?)  reports that even though we have a lot more projection of our stuff out to the … Continue reading

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DOW 7000: It is almost over


Update:  Monday’s brought the DOW near 6800.  Could I have been too optimistic? Sure it’s presumptuous for me to think I can call the DOW low at 7000 even though I said so back in November, and sure you’d be … Continue reading

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Obama Speech – long on inspiration but short on details


I liked Obama’s speech.  This will be among the most challenging times in US history by all accounts and I think we were right to pick somebody who can speak and act powerfully dealing with both the rich and the … Continue reading

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Obama Presidential Address February 24, 2009. Text Transcript of Obama Speech


Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and the First Lady of the United States: I’ve come here tonight not only to address the distinguished men and women in this great chamber, but to speak frankly and directly to … Continue reading

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Slumdog Millionaire means more than a movie


Watching Slumdog Millionaire scoop up Oscars tonight is more than a sign that this is a great film. I’d suggest it’s also a sign that the world is getting smaller and flatter and that brilliant, talented folks don’t all come … Continue reading

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Hulu Aliens Eat Boxee’s Brain


Hulu.com had one of the best superbowl commercials, where the increasingly menacing and chubby Alec Baldwin explains Hulu’s plans for world domination as a brain-eating alien. I thought they were kidding and just pretending to be ruthless and menacing aliens. … Continue reading

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The End of Economic Exhuberance


The markets as predictions of our economic future have spoken (are speaking might be more accurate) and appear to think the stimulus spending plan … won’t do much.    Optimists can note however that they also are not predicting a finanacial … Continue reading

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