Monthly Archives: December 2009

GigaOM: 1999-2009 – How Broadband Changed Everything

From 1999 to 2009, the world changed dramatically. We destroyed an unprecedented amount, and yet thanks to technology, built an unprecedented amount, too. Indeed, like a man obsessed, I cannot help but look at our modern lives through the lens … Continue reading

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Twitter at the top 100 U.S. newspapers

We were able to find multiple Twitter accounts for all of the top 100 newspapers using common sense searching techniques. However, only 62% of the newspapers included links to at least one of their accounts from their website. In many … Continue reading

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Seth Godin experiences the IT pro’s nightmare

I just set up a friend’s PC. I haven’t done that in a while. Wow. Apparently, a computer is now not a computer, it’s an opportunity to upsell you. First, the setup insisted (for my own safety) that I sign … Continue reading

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Google: The meaning of open

Open will win. It will win on the Internet and will then cascade across many walks of life: The future of government is transparency. The future of commerce is information symmetry. The future of culture is freedom. The future of … Continue reading

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Wary Book Publishers Are Fighting the Future

The publishers seem to be picking a fight with the wrong team: their customer. They are punishing the people who buy their content instead of making it as simple as possible for those customers to hand over their money, instantly, … Continue reading

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Me in 1993

This is me in 1993 on a backpacking trip in southeastern Ohio. I started backpacking in high school and continued into my college years. Since moving to Alaska, however, I've avoided it. Why? Bears. Living in Alaska, we actually know … Continue reading

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