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[17 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Google and Facebook: The Face of Internet Evil?

“For the nature of man’s heart is evil from his youth,” the Bible tells us – and to that we may add, perhaps, the internet’s, too. We gave it life – and what did it give us in return? Pop-up ads, viruses, and unlimited supplies (or at least offers) of viagra.
It doesn’t even know how to say thank you:  America (not necessarily Al Gore, however) invented the internet – for defense purposes, no less – and now that same internet is being used to leak confidential cables and documents that …

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[16 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Lower Your Cellphone Bill, Part 2

Not too long ago, “sending someone a short message” entailed writing a note and sticking it on the refrigerator door – and all it cost you to send was the time to jot down a couple of sentences on a piece of scrap paper. Nowadays, of course, no respectable note-writer would bother with pen and paper; instead, they would send an e-mail, or, better, a short phone message, using their cellphone’s SMS feature. SMS, of course, has a great advantage over the old system, in that you don’t have to …

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[28 Mar 2008 | No Comment | ]
Gift of the Blab

Digg it. Blog it. Youtube it. If you’re the type that has to know what’s going on today, right now, this minute – you have a problem. Just how are you supposed to keep up with what’s going on? Of course, you could just shut off the stupid computer, draw the shades, and curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. I’ll admit it sounds tempting! But such is life today; the action is online, and chances are something is happening somewhere right now that …