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May 4, 2016

Chatbot, Your New God

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Oh, yeah, here he goes: More ranting from Dan on how the world is going to end, thanks to the Internet. Technology is evil. Blah-blah-blah. Google wrecked my career. And on and on.

But seriously, this chatbot thing has side effects you should consider. The instant access to knowledge without the process of learning is a terrible thing.
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April 15, 2016

How to Shut Down the Internet

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I had a great discussion with my Friday morning coffee group about how the Internet is going to change in a few years. It’s just a prediction, but my coffee group found it shocking.
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October 10, 2014

Windows Phone? Nope!

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I’m often asked which phone to buy. Brands and model numbers mean little to me. What’s important is the operating system, in which case you have several choices. Among them, I prefer Android (of course). Apple’s iOS is also good, but I strongly recommend against buying a Windows phone.
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July 28, 2014

Back When We First Wrote Web Pages

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One of the foundations of the World Wide Web is the hyperlink, which most people today simply refer to as a link. You click on it to supposedly visit another web page. The desire would be that the web page is somehow related to or in support of the linked text. That wasn’t always how it worked.
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December 4, 2013

SEO Optimization

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When I write a book, I write it to a reader, some individual who will benefit from the information contained in the book. Apparently my publisher now believes that when I write a book, my goal is to fine tune the information for something called SEO.
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October 19, 2012

My Office 2012

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In 2002 I divorced and moved out of my house. The new house needed an office, and the home I finally bought featured a single-car garage that had been converted into an office for the previous owner. Perfect.
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February 16, 2011

What If Our Computers Turned Into Girls? Part II

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This is the second part of an original, two-part story I wrote back in 1985 or so.
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September 1, 2010

The Rolling Shutter

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The technical and confusing way that digital cameras snap pictures is leading a whole new type of photography.
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June 21, 2010

Had It With the Hackers

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I have really enjoyed playing the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It is a hell of a game, marvelous story, wonderful gameplay. But the online, multiplayer version of the game is riddled with hackers — cheaters who make the entire game a pitiful, pathetic joke.
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May 21, 2010

The iPad is Crack

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The temptation for someone like me to buy an iPad is irresistible. Apple has discovered high-tech heroin.
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