Monthly Archives: June 2010

IPad or ILeak?

IPad, it seems, is having serious privacy issues, says this article in Valleywag. “The breach, which comes just weeks after an Apple employee lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, exposed the most exclusive email list on the planet, a … Continue reading

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J.M.Coetzee Sighted at World Literature Festival, Norwich, U.K.

The reclusive J.M. Coetzee may an appearance at the Writers’ Centre Worlds Literature Festival in Norwich according to this report: “When the South African novelist JM Coetzee agrees to a public appearance, it’s a big deal. After all, here is … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Anomie

Here’s the meaning of anomie, which word, I seem to have forgotten from not using: “Personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation lack of moral standards in a society.” Come to think … Continue reading

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What’s the Meaning of the World Cup Song “Wakka, Wakka”?

Turns out the anthem of the World Cup 2010 is a song of inspiration for soldiers. “Waka Waka (This time for Africa) is a song of inspiration for soldiers, in this case the soldiers of the football battlefield, asking them … Continue reading

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England’s Loss

I felt so sorry for England yesterday when they lost to Germany. Yes I did. They played well but, in spite of that, they lost. It happens in life also when you give everything and then lose. It’s painful. I … Continue reading

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The Steady Erosion of Artistic Merit – III

Author’s note: I don’t know where this is going, but I am plodding on. The problem with instant reviews via tweeting and facebooking is that no one is really listening to you or paying attention. They are all giving their … Continue reading

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Steady Erosion of Artistic Merit – II

Consigning amateurs and dilettantes to review art and books have its dangers. Clearly they aren’t qualified to review what they don’t know. But this is the age of “me” and “now.” So we all need to be heard, understood and … Continue reading

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