Archive | February, 2011

But You Did Do It

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? What if one person is there, with a chainsaw and a video camera, and they cut the tree down and film themselves doing it. What if that tree was not in the woods, but […]

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I’ve  been blogging up a storm! Time to take a break and upload some more photos into to my Flickr Photostream.

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A Good Start.

Wikipedia contains articles on over three and a half million topics in English alone, and over seventeen million in all languages. There would be no way to achieve this without allowing the masses to contribute. In his interview on the Colbert Report founder Jimmy Whales states that the purpose of Wikipedia is to provide a […]

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Used Steel Cow For Sale! Only Clicked 5 Times!

I’m reasonably competitive in nature. So if you say the word game, I think how will I win. When it comes to Cow Clicker though, I can’t help but feel like everyone who plays looses. When I began to play night before last I was quickly disgusted by the complete lack of play. I had […]

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MLA Still Works Today

The MLA format for writing is my choice, when it comes to research and scholarly papers. As the Purdue Owl states “it adds credibility to your work by demonstrating accountability.” Now, I do admit that, I  have been using this format for years and it is what I’m used to, but people chose this system […]

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By Choice

I love remixes, and I often times think that they are better than the original song or songs. However, I do think it is only fair that if you are going to use someone elses content to make money, that you pay them a percentage of what you make. Copyright laws provide for this. The question is, what […]

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Play for a Better Tomorrow

I am not a gamer of any sort, other than a few iPhone apps, but I can see the value in what games can and do achieve. Games cause us to think, overcome obstacles, and work in groups. Jane McGonigal is right in her assertions that gamers are, urgent optimists, with strong social skills, who experience blissful productivity, and […]

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Is this ours, or yours?

The RIAA estimates the revenue lost, due to illegal downloads, to be 12.5 billion dollars. That does not sound so bad because artists are already rich, and  record labels are just greedy outdated institutions on the doorstep of extinction anyways. However, it sounds worse when you look at it as 71,060 jobs that have been lost. Or as 422 […]

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