Monthly Archives: February 2006

Our top ten mass-culture magnets

The CSM has a list of the top 10 “culture magnets,” where in our fragmented world, all of us still somehow manage to connect. I won’t disagree with most of them, but “online hangouts”? That’s like saying we all connect … Continue reading

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The tunebuckle

If my son had bought an iPod Nano instead of a regular iPod, he would have been all over this thing: the Tunebuckle.

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The much-anticipated Seed article

The article I promised yesterday is finally up on Seedmagazine.com: The Science Left Out of the Speech: The Top Ten Science-Related Items Bush Omitted from the State of the Union. I got the sole byline for the article, but really … Continue reading

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What’s up with the $100 laptop?

That’s what’s up. After being proposed at last year’s World Economic Forum and debuted last November, what’s up now is not much at all, and I have to wonder why. There’s plenty of money being tossed at the project: $2 … Continue reading

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Livechatting the State of the Union

Two editors at Seed Magazine invited me to live chat the State of the Union Address. It’s up now. It was a pretty exciting — if random — experience. That one sitting probably incorporates more live chatting than I’ve done … Continue reading

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iPods for senators? Why not Hummers?

I noticed a post on BoingBoing about giving iPods to Senators. Why should we do that? Well, iPac argues that once the Senators have iPods, then they’ll understand why fair use and other laws are so important, and won’t keep … Continue reading

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