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[8 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]

There are lots of people out there with great ideas and opinions. But there are also lots of – forgive the term – “whack jobs.” It’s no secret – just check out the talkback section on many on-line articles, especially those with controversial content. Many comments are direct and to the point, but with some of these writers (you know the ones I mean!), it’s often hard to believe that we’re all living in the same country. I sometimes wonder if we’re on the same planet!
I know that many of …

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[5 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]
Making History

When Santayana coined the phrase, “he who does not know the past is condemned to repeat it,” he had no idea it would apply to the internet. And when JFK (supposedly) said “if you don’t know where you’ve been, how can you know where you’re going,” he couldn’t possibly have been referring to the World Wide Web. Or could he have known anyway? Remember that bit about “we will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade”? Both those adages – plus another one, …

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[31 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Getting Out the Vote

Elections are breaking out all over – there’s one in the U.S. next week, and now that the campaigning is over, our own politicians are busy analyzing the tactics used by Obama and McCain. It turns out that Youtube and other video sites were important forums for the candidates. Both sides produced slick-looking videos that were watched by millions, and supporters of each posted thousands of others. While any schnook can post anything on Youtube, the official videos for both campaigns were slick – just like their …

Jerusalem Post Upfront Magazine Desktop Column, Web »

[17 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Making Money the Old Fashioned Way

Hard as it is to believe, the kids are home – again! Of course, this time around they’re only around for two weeks, not two months. But still – the fiscal damage could still be significant, especially now during the holidays, and during school vacations. As parents know – all it takes is one trip to the mall!
But here’s a way you can protect yourself; teach your kids about “working for a paycheck,” a basic concept that it wouldn’t hurt kids of any age to learn about! Bottom line – …