Technodiversity? Should that be a term? If it isn't, I think it should be. I believe in the future it will become as important a topic as biodiversity. Just as with the natural spaces, where biodiversity yields a healthier environment (more biomass, resistance to disease/pests, evolutionary progress), our cyberspace is dependent on technodiversity for dissemination of information, security, and further advances in technology.
We used to call AOL "the Internet with training wheels" and to me at least, Facebook is "Social Networking with training wheels." ... there's an immediacy and authenticity to what I read on Twitter that seems to be lacking from many other online interactions
A week ago I marked the seventh year since the passing of a friend of mine - Megan Owen Barry. Megan was one of the most fascinating people I've ever met -- and here's where I'll offer a pre-emptive apology as there is a very good chance I may not get all my recollections 100-percent … Continue reading Memories of a friend
So I've been thinking. I saw the wonderful results of this past election and that damn Prop. 8 getting approved in Cali is completely ruining my Obama-change we can believe in - this time its going to be different-buzz. I mean come on -- did they really have to ruin it for the rest of … Continue reading Solution to One of the World’s Problems, #1 and #2
So, as you're walking to your polling place on Election Day (I'm not giving you the option -- just do it), you'll pass by some individuals hanging out front. They will politely offer you some literature and you will react in one of the following ways: You will politely take it or refuse You will … Continue reading Portrait of a Poll Worker
So, I started supporting Obama back in late January/early February of this year. I wasn't that enamored of any of the candidates on the Democratic side, and since Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt weren't running on the GOP side, I hadn't decided to back anyone yet. However, I started hearing more and more about the Obama … Continue reading Hopes and Guesses
It is an often repeated conversation with my wife -- she hates shopping and I enjoy it. There seem to be a number of reasons for this breaking of gender stereotypes. My wife was the second oldest of six kids and had fewer luxuries growing up than I did -- shopping was a painful exercise … Continue reading Every Day is Election Day
Okay, so we're nearing the end of the presidential election, and with McCain's camp already starting the finger-pointing, I thought I'd offer some observations. Why am I qualified? Well, primarily I'm a Democrat living in Virginia and have worked on campaigns essentially all my life. And as a Democrat living in Virginia and having worked … Continue reading Finger pointing