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Ebooks, Kindles,Nooks, Print books

In Christmas 2011, I got my first Kindle (I took the plunge when the Fire came out, since I also like being able to watch video, check email and social media, and other basic browsing tasks, on one device I can carry around). I’ve bought about a dozen Kindle books, and downloaded many , many [&hellip

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What’s a “Boomer Issue” For You?

As I scan the InterWebs* for “issues” and “things of relevance for the 55-70 age group, I often wonder about what kinds of things those might be. For most of us, the same things that interest people of all adult ages also interest us. Technology, Entertainment, Economy, Personal Finances, Health, and scores of diverse issues. [&hellip

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Technology attitudes and generations

The degree of open-ness to technology has more to do with “generation” than it does with age.  If that sounds contradictory,  then let me explain.  I have a friend who is 2-3 yrs younger than me that is more suspicious of technology than I am.  First,  I am somewhat of a geek when it comes [&hellip

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Rheingold and 20th Anniversary of The Virtual Community

Twenty years ago this year, a guy named Howard Rheingold wrote a book called The Virtual Community (1993). The Web was yet to become a public phenomenon, but personal computer users had for years been using dial up modems to connect to BBS systems (Bulletin Board Systems run on computers). Forum software allowed users to [&hellip

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Baseball, Steroids, and the drive for immortality

This is what it all boils down to, right? The Baseball players (or any sport) , intimidated or obsessed with their physical limitations, in the name of competition, and the organizations who look the other way for the same reason, are selling out the true competition of the athletic confrontation by succumbing to the “success [&hellip

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