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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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The Empty Place in the Gathering

With Christmas and family gatherings coming up next week, many of us over 55 are losing parents, and experiencing the holidays as a flood of emotions. There is an empty place where we are accustomed to seeing a father sit, or a mother’s voice. This year, in the past few days we’ve also become aware [&hellip

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CyberMonday Deals?

My son took the opportunity on CyberMonday to make his first ever television purchase.  He got a 47″ LED LG 1080p 120Hz TV for $496 with an employee discount.  Quite an entry into the televison ownership market.  I was unsuccessful in finding any particular deals for myself,  although I did give it a thorough try. [&hellip

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