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2006: The Tipping Point?

If 9/11/2001 was the catalyst for the end-game of Western Civilization, 11/2/2006 could arguably be considered the tipping point, when the transformation became both obvious and inevitable.  For the first time in a generation, political spending on television had little to no impact on electoral results.  The masses couldn’t be scared, intimidated, or lied into […]

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Datacentric User-Driven Websites

Sites only get repeat visits with fresh content.  Not just any fresh content, but GREAT content.  Many bands already have a leg up: some have interesting but modestly recorded songs that aren’t really album worthy, but can be offered periodically as gifts to attract users (at strategic times).  Likewise, most rock shows are a terrific […]

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Letting Go: How Bits are Crippled Through Control

Attempts to control, horde or restrict information is anachronistic and counter-productive in the data age.  In extreme cases, it can be dangerous.  This is not, as some might suggest, because information wants to be free.  It’s simply the nature of bits: Their power and value is derived solely through application.  We can channel, pool and/or […]

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Persistent Memory Encouraged by Retroactive Analysis

One useful and powerful tool is retroactive analysis and mining of historic data.  There are enormous libraries, which heretofore were maintained solely by expensive, explicit effort.  Most of the film shot, printed and used by mankind is now in landfills.  What remains will only be preserved through digitization, functional metadata for authentication and sourcing, and […]

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