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R.I.P. Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert died last week, the very next day after I saw a report about some recurrence of his cancer. Didn’t expect it quite so soon. He’ll be missed. His writing and activity since his facial surgeries has been an inspiration, and his prolific work telling us about the movies for the past 40 years [&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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The Week Of Reminding

We will see many calls this week to be thankful.  But lets cut to the chase:  With Social Media tools (like this blog,  with its Comments,  or the Facebook link to this post, Tweets, etc.)  we can offer up to the community of users a chance to express to others what occurs to us as [&hellip

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