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September 8, 2008

Gift of the Gods

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Being both a blessing and a curse, the Internet was most likely brought forth by the ancient Greek gods. Specifically, the gods Athena, Hermes, Eris, and Eros.
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September 5, 2008

Facebook Owns Your Face

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When you blindly click the Accept button to agree to Facebook’s term of service, you are granting them an unlimited right to own and possibly sell your images — and to profit from that sale.
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September 3, 2008

The Wizard Migrates

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I’ve only used a Migration Wizard once, and that was as research for a book. But for my new PC, I actually took the plunge and used a migration wizard. It worked as advertised, but I don’t know whether I’ll use one again.
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September 1, 2008

The XP Downgrade, Bonus Chapter

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The oldest PC in my office got replaced this past week. It was pushing 7 years, which is a year too long for my recommended PC upgrade cycle. Unpacking the new PC revealed something I’ve never seen before in any computer box: A Windows XP downgrade disc.
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August 29, 2008

When to Buy a New Mac or iPod

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Can you control Apple? I’ll bet you can. Just buy an Apple product — a Mac or iPod — and within three weeks they’ll come out with a new one. It’s like controlling the stock market: buying stock and then seeing its price go down. But stock prices may come back up. With Apple, your old junk is just junk … unless you know where to look.
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August 27, 2008

How Newspapers Can Adapt to the Internet

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Print media is not dead. Printed material will always be with us, primarily for the reasons of permanence and portability. Newspaper publishers specifically need to understand what business they’re in now that the timeliness factor is owned by the Internet. Better still, they can exploit the power of the computer to deliver content and advertising in a powerful, profitable manner.
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August 25, 2008

And the Newspapers will be the First to Go!

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In the late 1990s I attended a convention where the keynote address was titled (in part) Roadkill on the Information Superhighway. Nearly 10 years later I can proudly declare one species as roadkill: the newspaper. But they weren’t killed. Instead, they ran out into traffic and got squished.
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August 22, 2008

What’s Up With That?

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Hello, I’m a Mac. And I’m a PC. And, dang it, this ad campaign has been successful!
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August 20, 2008

I’m a Keyboard Snob

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I have an unhealthy obsession with computer keyboards.
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August 18, 2008

Post 100

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This is my 100th post on this blog.
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