Monthly Archives: December 2012

Threading the year end

From Dave‘s Threads outline of posts… Here’s Dave’s What is Silicon Valley, and my reply. And here’s Dave’s Tech New Years Resolution, followed by my own pair. Pointing to those, in a way, makes good on the first installment of … Continue reading

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The costs of celebrity

On the way back from a concert in Brooklyn yesterday we shared the subway with a well-known filmmaker. He’s one of those people who look ordinary enough to blend in with the rest of us, which is lucky for him. … Continue reading

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Wanted: truly crowd-sourced NBA all-star voting

Interested in the NBA all-star game? Go to the latter (at that link) and you’ll see a panel for Go there and you’ll find Step 1: Sign in or create an account as an All-Access member. SIGN IN TO VOTE … Continue reading

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Catching up

Some links and thoughts on a Saturday night… The Matrix is still my favorite movie of all time. I explained why here in Linux Journal, back in 2006. Spoke to the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, of the … Continue reading

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“is dead” isn’t dead, but needs to die

All these living things have been declared dead… Anonymous travel Apple (in 2005) Blogging (by Francine Hardaway herself, no less) Common courtesy Driving Google (in 2006) Google+ Internal medicine Journalism (in BuzzFeed, next to “The 30 Most Important Cats of 2012”) Marketing Microsoft (Paul Graham, … Continue reading

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Remembering Peter Sklar, placeblogging pioneer

This is a hard one to write. Peter Sklar, the founder, editor and chief-everything of Edhat, Santa Barbara’s original onine daily, has died. Peter was the Steve Jobs of placeblogging. Like Steve, he was an original genius and nobody’s fool. He … Continue reading

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The biggest picture

I want to plug something I am very much looking forward to, and encourage you strongly to attend. It’s called The Overview Effect, and it’s the premiere of a film by that title. Here are the details: Friday, December 7, 2012 … Continue reading

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FiOS is in my street. Can I have some?

[4 December: I got a call from Verizon and an answer. For that, skip down to *here.] We have a new apartment in Manhattan. Washington Heights. Verizon FiOS is here. FiOS trucks roam the streets. They set up little tables … Continue reading

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