Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Republican fallacy

I watched the Republican speeches last night. There were lots of repeating themes, but one that caught my ear that I haven’t heard anyone else comment on is that President Obama should not blame President Bush for his problems. He … Continue reading

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There’s so much to hate in Romney

I watched the Republican convention last night. I’ve watched many of them, dating back to Nixon. I’ve voted Republican, always holding my nose, because I found the Democratic alternative so abhorrent. But last night was over the top. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Thread: I’m putting together a new World News river, and could use suggestions for feeds to add. Thanks!

I’m putting together a new tabs.mediahackers.org panel, a world news river.

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Where Apple and Twitter are headed

Sometimes it helps to draw a picture to summarize where these big companies are going. Because you can’t evaluate them as static things. They’re in motion. Note that of course a lot of other companies are going there too. But … Continue reading

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Thread: If you want to start a discussion, write a blog post.

This is just common sense.

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Worknote: Rivers in OPML.

Dodyg wants to represent rivers in OPML. This is good. We already do this in the worldoutline software.

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Dear news orgs, re Twitter

Some thoughts about Twitter in late summer 2012, re the news industry. Twitter is starting to get aggressive and territorial with news organizations the same way it’s been with developers. We’re all in the same boat re Twitter. They just … Continue reading

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What I wanted, part II

There’s more to what I wanted from blogging when it was starting up in the 90s. I envisioned user communities that would figure out where products needed to go by pooling their experiences. I got this idea from my own … Continue reading

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Levity vs racism

The Romney “joke” about his birth certificate was no accident. It got birtherism back into the conversation about the election. It had dropped out, and had been replaced with the abortion discussion around Congressman Akin. No doubt Romney felt it … Continue reading

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What I wanted

I wonder if they recorded the talk I gave in Madison because I think it might make a good podcast. A question came up — what did I hope to accomplish with blogging. I gave an answer that I would … Continue reading

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