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Interview with Clay Shirky, Part I : CJR:

Interview with Clay Shirky, Part I : CJR:. “You know, “Life was better when I was younger” is always an acceptable narrative. Right? And so for anybody who was brought up genuflecting to the literary culture and the virtues of reading Tolstoy—and essentially Tolstoy is a trope in these things, War and Peace is the […]

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Locus Online Features: Cory Doctorow: Why I Copyfight

Beautiful essay on the fight against the old system of copyright: Locus Online Features: Cory Doctorow: Why I Copyfight “Culture’s imperative is to share information: culture is shared information. Science fiction readers know this: the guy across from you on the subway with a gaudy SF novel in his hands is part of your group. […]

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right on

Really, this just speaks for itself. This was in Apple’s “hot news” feed this morning. “Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe […]

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privilege

Some good shit on privilege and how not to be a dick about it. Official Shrub.com Blog » Blog Archive » “Check my what?” On privilege and what we can do about it: “Revisiting ‘Politically Correct’ Your first instinct might be to dismiss words like ‘womyn’ and being asked not to use ‘gay’ as an […]

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The Brainy Gamer

Maybe the best summary of how I view my own life that I’ve ever seen: The Brainy Gamer “Finding your inner child” sounds like a ridiculous and hopelessly outmoded self-help bromide these days. But as I look at the world around me at this moment, I can’t think of a better prescription. We’ve been steadily […]

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The GOP Loves the Heartland To Death – WSJ.com

Part of a WSJ piece on Palin’s “small town values.” Please repost. The GOP Loves the Heartland To Death – WSJ.com Generally speaking, though, when husbands and wives work two jobs each it is not merely because they are virtuous but because working one job doesn’t earn them enough to get by. The two-job workers […]

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StephenKing.com – Messages from Stephen

Stephen King, talking to Stephen King, about the whole Palin thing. StephenKing.com – Messages from Stephen Steve: Want to talk about politics? SK: Nah, people don’t want to hear that from me. I will say that, as the scary guy, the thought of the two-year governor of Alaska becoming President if McCain got the job […]

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The Middle Class on the Precipice

It’s kind of odd to be crying unfair when you have so much more than others in the world, but here’s an interesting article on that strange creature, the American Middle Class. It basically states that the middle class is faced with its own crises, mainly having to do with economic issues beyond their control. […]

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call tech support

She swore she did nothing on her end. But now the speeds are faster. Odd, that.

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slower each day

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