Monthly Archives: March 2004

HELP ME TEST DESKTOP VIDEOCONFERENCING

I recently wrote that a critical element of Social Networking Applications will be the renewed use of desktop videoconferencing. Not the old, jerky CU-SeeMe, but real, professional quality, simple person-to-person videoconferencing, which I nicknamed Simple Virtual Presence (SVP). In a … Continue reading

Posted in Our Culture / Ourselves, Working Smarter | 17 Comments

THE GREAT CANADIAN SONG CONTEST – NOMINEES

By the deadline Sunday night, there had been over 100 nominations for the Great Canadian Song Contest. To be eligible, songs had to be written and performed by Canadians, and refer at least peripherally to Canada. I dug through all … Continue reading

Posted in Our Culture / Ourselves | 11 Comments

PLAN B

Last week in my article A Sacred Earth Culture I outlined my environmental philosophy, and expressed hope that, with a concerted effort by a lot of people on initiatives like those in my How to Save the World Roadmap, my … Continue reading

Posted in Preparing for Civilization's End | 4 Comments

THE ESSENCE OF KNOWLEDGE

One problem of blogs is that, since they are principally organized in reverse date order (i.e. most recent at the top), some profound wisdom falls off the bottom of each page every day and, unless special effort is made to … Continue reading

Posted in Working Smarter | 2 Comments

WHY HAVEN’T WE DEVELOPED ‘WORK-AROUNDS’ FOR BLOGGING’S LIMITATIONS?

I enjoy reading Dave Weinberger’s Joho the Blog for two reasons: because he’s an incredibly bright guy, and because he gets you thinking about things you don’t ordinarily get around to thinking about (due to a combination of lack of … Continue reading

Posted in Using Weblogs and Technology | 9 Comments

GAMBLING ON FREE TRADE

The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that US restrictions on overseas-based Internet gambling operations violate ‘Free’ Trade laws. The ruling has huge repurcussions, and the Bush administration vowed an immediate appeal. The reaction from the US was hysterical, in both … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 2 Comments

THE EMPIRE STRIKES OUT

Every once in awhile I find an article that simply speaks for itself. It cannot be improved by summarizing, annotating, digesting or synthesizing. The Empire Strikes Out, by Kenny Ausubel in Orion Magazine Online, is one such article. Here it … Continue reading

Posted in Preparing for Civilization's End | 4 Comments

ANTHEM, REVISITED

Last week I wrote that I thought John Kerry, America and the world need an anthem for change, something to galvanize the opposition to the Worst President in the History of the US and the damage he has done to … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works, How the World Really Works | 8 Comments

MAKE YOUR OWN CARTOON

I always wanted to be able to draw political cartoons, but I never had the artistic talent. Today, though, I discovered David Rees, who writes a great, smart comic strip called Get Your War On, for Rolling Stone, using exclusively … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 7 Comments

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR READERSHIP

My Blogging Table of Contents has six articles to help you assess and improve the quality of your blog, and attune it to the interests of your target audience. The “What the Blogosphere Wants More Of” list way down at … Continue reading

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