Category Archives: Technology

The best Google Doodle ever

But hurry to this link of my little recording (I think you have to paste it into your browser): it won’t last after today: http://goo.gl/doodle/z3Ei Advertisements

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Thank you, Anthony Weiner

I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve been following all this Weiner stuff, where, unlike Strauss-Kahn or Arnold, there’s no meta story about pigs and power but only the inescapable conclusion that our news media function at the level of middle school … Continue reading

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Just keep believing

I keep thinking about those Singular computers, the ones Kurzweil thinks are working on getting smarter than us. They’ll be passing Turing Tests, convincing humans they’re human, maybe even enslaving us, but also doing all kinds of incredible things. According … Continue reading

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Theodicy vs. the Singularity

The conventional religious explanations just don’t seem to work when it comes to Japan. Why three calamities, all at once? Because they were bad? Because life is suffering? Better the more prosaic Stuff Happens. Because the earth’s plates moved and … Continue reading

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How not to format your blog for a design afficionado

I’m experimenting with how to place these photos, because a friend, who has an acute sense of design, wants to have more control over where her photos end up than WordPress seems to allow; and, I have to admit, it’s … Continue reading

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Almost famous

Island Windjammers, the company whose sailing ship we went on (something wrong about that grammar somehow), posted my trip video on their Facebook page, and (as of this very minute) 477 people have watched it on YouTube. It still seems … Continue reading

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Digital immortality

Some people in India are about to get very familiar with my life – all 60 boxes of it. Right now, as we speak, the early years are on their way: My baby brother and me in front of our … Continue reading

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