Tag: social media

Book Notes: The Case for Books

Whatever the future may be, it will be digital. The present is a time of transition, when printed and digital modes of communication coexist and new technology soon becomes obsolete. Already we are witnessing the disappearance of familiar objects: the typewriter, now consigned to… Continue Reading “Book Notes: The Case for Books”

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Husband shopping and other Craigslist encounters.

From Craigslist: a carpenter to build my beehive, three antique food crocks at a good price, a fold-out couch, a very good friend, people to take away my boxes, a woman to buy some beads, a hazelnut tree, wine jugs, a contractor, fencing boards… Continue Reading “Husband shopping and other Craigslist encounters.”

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An egregious use of your tax dollars.

http://www.actionplan.gc.ca This is the government’s stimulus package website. Besides being ugly and next-to-useless on the information front, you will note that every one of the social media links goes to Stephen Harper’s Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc. accounts. Not the Government of Canada, or the… Continue Reading “An egregious use of your tax dollars.”

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data fetish

you know, i often try to pass myself off as “not a geek” or “not a computer-person” which everyone knows is just ridiculous given that i work with computers, helped found a radical tech collective, and used to give workshops that entailed taking apart… Continue Reading “data fetish”

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vicarious travels in iraq and the future of blog-journalism

this is jake, having managed to convince some us soldiers in iraq to allow him to try on some body-armour for a photo. i guess if you are an american you have less of a chance that they will shoot you on approach. as… Continue Reading “vicarious travels in iraq and the future of blog-journalism”

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