Monthly Archives: November 2007

Genius in Death and Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie

After Jaron Lanier and “Digital Maoism” I need a lighter subject to hyperventilate on. Lanier is seen as some kind of oracle in the digital world, because he is a computer guru, a CEO, a performer, a musician and somebody … Continue reading

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Edge; Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism

Here’s more about what Jaron Lanier referred to “Digital Maoism” (The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism. I guess the seeds have been sown by the success of Yahoo and Google. Consider this: a group of teenagers start a directory … Continue reading

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Web 2.0: The Sleep of Reason, "Digital Maoism," etcetera, etcetera

Interesting article by Michael Gorman on the Britannica Blog (Web 2.0: The Sleep of Reason). When everyone is talking Web 2.0, I was curious to learn what this earth-shaking new technology is going to be. I don’t find answers anywhere. … Continue reading

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Political Labels: Are a You Right-Wing or a Left-Wing?

I didn’t know it till now that the political “Right” and “Left” comes in a wide array of ideological differences until I read this article on the Britannica blog (Political Labels). “Various other labels have been introduced into the political … Continue reading

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What Do People Search Most in Wikipedia?

Are people obsessed with sex or what? The following is the ranking of the phrases searched on Wikipedia. As a matter of fact, it is a reflection of what the world is coming to, or already has come to. Comments … Continue reading

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Bombay Fort, Redux

Someone, more worthy than this blogger said change is the only constant. Yes, it is. And how things change, but still remain the same. When you walk down a familiar street and see that your favorite cinema has closed, another … Continue reading

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My Latest Short Story – The Cobbler

Raman sat on a small wooden bench in the tiny hovel while the cobbler was replacing the soles of his shoes. His footwear tended to chafe fast and this one had developed cracks, and the sides had given way to … Continue reading

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