[Review] Rewire

[Review] Rewire

Ethan has crafted a beautiful, engaging book for all who seek to transcend the cultural, political, and linguistic barriers that history has placed between us. Unfortunately, I fear that those of us who aspire to global citizenship are a small and diminishing...

[Review] Around the World in 80 Days

Whether or not you’ve read the novel or watched the movie, Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days is so embedded in Western culture that just about everyone knows the basic plot premise: wealthy and reticent Englishman Phileas Fogg makes gentlemanly bet...

Digital Folklore and Anecdote Ownership

I am reading two excellent (and related) books by two talented authors: Lawrence Lessig‘s Free Culture and Clay Shirky‘s Here Comes Everybody. They both belong to a relatively recent genre of writing which attempts to explain the impact of the Internet on...

Brother From Another Mother

Or “Notes for the Begininning of the 1,327th week of my life”. How do I know that this is the beginning of the 1,327th day of my life you ask? Because Google Calculator tells me so. Really. Just go to Google and type in “how many weeks in X...
Staccato Signals of Constant Information

Staccato Signals of Constant Information

Just a couple days ago I was having a very bad day in what seems like a year of plenty of bad days. Around two in the afternoon I was full of anger, anxiety, and other adjectives beginning with A. But I still had to go to work. Work doesn’t care about bad days....