Why [You Can Never Have] Too Much Information

Sure, you might not need to know every detail of life... but I'm fascinated with the idea that the information age has given birth to not just a virtually unlimited amount of information, but also an unlimited ability for anyone to disseminate it.

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Friday Happy Hour: 3 Seashells

Sitting around on Friday afternoon I actually noticed Mental_Floss’s Friday Happy Hour post, and so here I am actually updating my blog with their questions. 1. Were you a staunch supporter of the HD-DVD format? A Zune evangelist? Big into Second Life? Google Wave? What now-defunct products and technologies of the last 20-30 years were you a big fan of?… Read more →

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Friday Happy Hour: Flying Cars?

These questions, as always, come from Mental_Floss. They don’t always stay consistent about posting them, and I don’t always catch when they do. So here’s my first “weekly” Happy Hour post since July.  1. If you could trade one of your current strengths or skills for a different one, what would it be and what would you trade? Being really… Read more →

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So long, Paulie

Your browser does not support iframes. Celebratory endings of careers are a somewhat new thing. It’s rare that a beloved player goes out in a way in which you know precisely what his last day will be ahead of time. And I’ve been an outspoken “hater” when it comes to the coverage of certain other player’s farewell tours. But like this… Read more →

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The Twitterfication of Facebook

“Facebook is for people you know, and Twitter is for people you’d like to know.” At least that’s how it started. Of course, in the history of social networking, and the new world that it has created, that’s the mantra that the early adopters of Twitter used. And it was true at the time. Celebrities were just starting to get… Read more →