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Nature/Human Nature

It’s the 21st Century. We have jumbo jets that practically fly themselves. We have instant global communications. We have satellites orbiting 22,000 miles above Earth with imaging so precise that you can tell if […]

Cleanup, Defrag, Reformat

The title represents things that all Windows users should do periodically but it is about some lingering items that I haven’t written about. The title sounds a like more interesting than “Spring Cleaning.”

First the […]

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Out On The Edge

I’ve been to product announcements in a lot of strange and bizarre venues — a biker bar, a blimp, and even inside the Brooklyn Bridge. But the announcement of Lenovo’s two new ThinkPad Edge […]

Dismantling the Tower of Babel

I have no facility for languages other than knowing the word for beer in 42 dialects. This is a handicap for someone who travels frequently to countries where English or even American is not […]

It’s Not Easy Being Green

One of the problems of, ah, maturing, is that you recognize your own contradictions. I’m good at the “vision thing” but not as good with building and maintaining. That’s not to say that […]

Mushroom Sauce

Earth Day is April 22nd this year. Like a lot of people, I’m always there  in spirit but short of personal recycling and rages against tamper proof, meaning impossible to open, plastic packaging I […]

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Warming Trend

The snow situation in Brooklyn isn’t as bad as DC, Baltimore or Philadelphia but it’s cold, windy and the weather people are gleefully warning of blizzard conditions. Though I grew up in the Midwest […]

De-Gunked

I occasionally break my rule against eating and drinking near the computer. The lure of munching Crunchy Cheetos while getting my daily dose of international news from BBC America becomes overwhelming. Adding to normal […]

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Apple iPad — A Surrender?

Ok, I got sucked down the Apple worm-hole today.  I had resisted the siren call of the Mac or years. It wasn’t that I didn’t see the appeal. I did. After all, I had one […]

Kick The Digital Tires

I enjoy writing about electronic  accessories. It started because I had to carve a niche for myself while fighting for ink against the likes of John Markoff. I started writing what I called “tire […]

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