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The Two Faces of Facebook and Friends

You would think that the Internet and Intellectual Freedom would go together like peanut butter and jelly and you would be both right and wrong. The Global Network Initiative (GNI) was formed to protect and advance the freedom of expression but only three of major Internet players have signed up (Google, Yahoo and Microsoft). Those …

Inappropriate Musings

Crisis, real or imaginary, allows for rapid and sometimes drastic changes. Governor Daniels signed an order on his first day on the job that ended collective bargaining with public employee unions and later, Governor Walker of Wisconsin launched his own version of public union-busting. These changes were all possible because of the need to balance …

Not a Fan

Not a Fan I was once a fan of a company called “Nocast”. They provided cable, Internet and phone services and I loved them for about 20 years. I was a fan. Now I have moved to a new house and another company, let’s call it “Zontier”, offered me a great no-contract deal so I …

The Code: A path to becoming organized.

[youtube cPFCKIXLCM4] We have a similar code in the IT office. 1. ID’s and passwords are always stored in the same place so everyone can have access and it never moves. 2. The label maker has a home and is always and I mean always returns to that home. 3. If you have a great …

Converting ideas into action.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -Ray Kroc I love this quote. I …

It is easier to kill than to create

We probably all feel that we spent too much time in meetings, especially the death march meeting that trundles onward to its inevitable demise. Meetings for me are an abattoir for the mind. They are where good ideas make their final stand before they are euthanized by collective groupthink. I think that any group of …