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Just You Wait Until We Discover DNA!

This weekend, I’m doing a bit of research about the stories people tell about technology. One of the most popular stories that I have come across is the tale that technological improvements are going to enable such a huge amount of change that life will

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You Say Advertisement, And I Say Sponsored Content

Companies could, instead of playing Yavli’s cat-and-mouse game with ad blockers, work on creative ways to communicate in authentic ways with consumers, without advertising. Of course, that would require the companies to develop some understanding of cultural authenticity.

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Can You Decipher this Minecraft Reference?

When one of my kids logged into play Minecraft yesterday, this message appeared: I laughed out loud in recognition. My challenge to you in cultural archeology: can you explain (or better yet, recall) the meaning of the statement on this screen?

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Any Other Windows 10 Horror Stories Out There?

Two weeks ago, I “upgraded” from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, drawn by the promise of… a) talking to a computer like Jean-Luc Picard, and b) relief from the slow, pointless Start screen. For two weeks, I tried to make Windows 10 work.  I enjoyed

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What You Can Do That Google Can’t

This summer, Google bragged about its latest generation of server technology: “From Firehose, our first in-house datacenter network, ten years ago to our latest-generation Jupiter network, we’ve increased the capacity of a single datacenter network more than 100x. Our current generation — Jupiter fabrics —

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Results, Not Rhetoric, From Rick Perry

Over the weekend, Rick Perry issued a challenge to Hillary Clinton. He tweeted that “Americans want results not rhetoric.” As Governor of Texas, Rick Perry certainly got results. – At the end of his term of Governor, Texas began to lose tens of thousands of

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?