Hilariously bad PR: Undertaking a Difficult Sales Job
If everything were free, just think how bored we’d all be. Geekonomics
Hey, look, my daughter’s on Boing Boing! Boing Boing: Earth-children vs. Space Robots: things get ugly. We are all so proud.
My feature story for PC World‘s May issue is online, and it’s a doozy. This story has capsule reviews of 101 completely free programs and web-based services. I worked my tail off to write this story, and I’m proud of the result: There’s a lot of great stuff in there. Many props to my editors […]
Are search engines making students dumber–or do they just not know how to use search engines well? Searching for Dummies – NYT
Andrew Orlowski dishes more dirt on the Nature comparison of Wikipedia vs. Britannica: Nature mag cooked Wikipedia study | The Register “Nature sent only misleading fragments of some Britannica articles to the reviewers, sent extracts of the children’s version and Britannica’s “book of the year” to others, and in one case, simply stitched together bits […]
My first review for Wired is out, in April’s issue. It’s on page 74, but for you digital types, it’s also midway down this page: Wired 14.04: PLAY
This morning, the WSJ ran a story on the Encyclopedia Britannica’s efforts to defend itself against assertions that it’s no more accurate than Wikipedia: WSJ.com – In a War of Words, Famed Encyclopedia Defends Its Turf Here’s the Nature study on Wikipedia vs Encyclopedia Britannica that kicked the whole thing off back in December. A […]
Ten years ago I wrapped up my studies for an MA in religious studies, and walked out of the academic world. I had spent the previous two years of graduate study (plus much of my undergraduate career) trying to make sense of what people believe, how they organize the world around themselves, and how we […]
“There isn’t a single great work in the history of civilization, no novel, symphony, film, or song that was completed as a 1/5th time-slice between e-mail, IM, cellphones and television.” Attention and sex – scottberkun.com
Is your first thought when you see this picture, “someone better take those precious replica lightsabers out of the hands of those reckless juveniles”? If your email address starts with “starwarsaddictors” it is.
Scot Hacker posts a picture at he took at SXSW of a dude with a Creative Commons logo shaved into the back of his head. Scot asked the guy for permission to take the picture, and the guy said sure, just so long as you publish your photo with a CC license. It was polite […]