Daily Archives: December 2, 2007

Singularity – the Movie – is near


Ray Kurzweil is one of the most exciting thinkers anywhere, and unlike some “futurist advocates” of the past he’s distinguished himself in several fields relevant to those he speaks about.    He’s producing a film based on his book “The Singularity … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Brandee Barker – the web’s most thankless job?


Kara Swisher noted the challenges facing Facebook’s PR head Brandee Barker these days, suggesting she might have one of the most thankless jobs on the web, navigating as she must the frigid and hazardous storm water still swirling in the … Continue reading

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Associated Content monetizing plagiarized content.


update:  I’ve rewritten this post after realizing Mashable is not saying AC did anything illegal. Mashable is falling just short of charging Associated Content, a well-funded content distribution portal, with plagiarism.   Apparently an AC contributor has lifted a lot of Mashable articles verbatim and posted them … Continue reading

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Notebooks, Laptops, and the luggability factor


2008 is shaping up to be a big travel year and I’m dreading lugging my Dell 8.2 pounder around  (not to mention it’s old and sucky) so it’s time to shop for something lighter.    I have a good laptop backpack … Continue reading

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