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University Course: Wasting Time on the Internet »

University Course: Wasting Time on the Internet

Dr. Kenneth Goldsmith mirrors an idea whose time may have come: I’m so tired of reading, every time you pick up a paper, on how bad the Web is," he told the Washington Post. "I don’t think that’s true. I think the Internet is making us smarter. So he has set out to make an academic point.  Poet, UbuWeb founder and [...]

ManServants.co Need We Say More? »

ManServants.co Need We Say More?

What do women really want?  It's a question for the ages.  And in this age, this idea started back when co-founders Josephine Wai Lin and Dalal Khajah were working at advertising agency AKQA. “We hired men to act as body guards for our bosses as a joke." “One guy was actually a male stripper but we wanted him to just pretend he was [...]

Aging Boomers Become The Flat Age Society »

Aging Boomers Become The Flat Age Society

Photo illustrations by Zachary Scott for The New York Times. Have you noticed?  People over 45 don't "act their age"?  And what exactly does acting one's age mean, anyway?  We live in a time of physical augmentation and augmented reality as the norm.  At the same time, we live in a time of radical redefinition of the term "aging".  What [...]

Word on Wednesday: A Week’s Finds »

Word on Wednesday: A Week’s Finds

I read a lot of articles on the internet.  In fact, the last book I read was a re-read of Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird.  Not surprisingly it was an article that reminded me of how that book inspired me to write more. Usually by Wednesday, I've sent a number of emails to clients and colleagues with a list of links that remind me of them.  So, [...]