Monthly Archives: November 2008

Artificial Intuition


Convergence08 was a great conference with many interesting people and ideas. Thankfully the number of crackpots was very low, and even the “new age” mysticism stuff was at a minimum. Instead I found hundreds of authors, doctors, biologists, programmers, engineers, … Continue reading

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Technology Report Launches


OK, so I’m lost in a blogOspheric mania but  not posting enough here at Joe Duck.  The new project is with my gadget expert pal John and it’s called Technology Report.   We’ll report extensively from CES Las Vegas this year and I’ll have … Continue reading

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Fox News Alert: Universe Still Expanding at Speed of Light


Despite a fair amount of college physics and math, and the insights that come from being a living conscious being on planet earth which you’d think would give some insight into the nature of the reality we experience on a … Continue reading

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Schmidt won’t become Obama’s CTO for the USA, so how about Craig Newmark?


Eric Schmidt said on CNBC’s Jim Cramer show today that even if asked he will not accept a position in the Obama administration that is expected to be something of a chief technology officer for the USA. Reuters reports on … Continue reading

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Guest Essay: Bjorn Lomborg on Climate Change Budgeting.


Reprinted with permission, copyright Bjorn Lomborg A New Dawn The benefits of climate-change policies are limited and costly. Instead, the president-elect needs to coolly evaluate competing priorities, says Bjørn Lomborg. By BJøRN LOMBORG Most generations face large and daunting challenges. … Continue reading

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Death rumors of blogosphere are greatly exaggerated


Nick Carr is usually insightful over at Rough Type, but he’s missed the point of blogging if he thinks the best of the medium is behind us. On the contrary I think the real promise of blogging – as well … Continue reading

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Mashup Camp and Convergence08


Looking forward to two upcoming conferences – Mashup Camp and the very first Convergence 08 conference. Mashup Camps have been coming to Mountain View for over two years, bringing great startups for their product launches as well as lively discussions … Continue reading

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