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Goodbye, Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011

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Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Say hello to George Harrison for me. The collective outpouring of grief about Steve Jobs says it all: a man who found the link between our tech and our hearts. — AlexandraSamuel.com (@awsamuel) October 5, 2011 He gave us more than just personal computers. He gave us wings. Apple’s statement: If you […]

Org Charts of New Media

June 29, 2011

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I was going to add a lot of words about how this is so incredibly right-on, but then I thought you were smart enough to figure it out yourself. Don’t prove me wrong, please.

Courting Controversy in comic form!

May 14, 2011

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Noise to Signal Cartoon Intrepid social media cartooniste extraordinaire Rob Cottingham (seriously, that toothpaste guy isn’t in it) attended the Courting Controversy: Dancing with the Devil panel at the Northern Voice blogging conference, and what you see above is the result. Pretty spiffy note-taking if you axe me. The panel was moderated by Rebecca Coleman […]

1984 2.0

April 30, 2011

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Just a little inSecurity reminder. Once upon a time, if Google wanted to know what you were looking at online, it had to coax you to install the Google toolbar. Now they just have to talk you into using Chrome instead of Firefox (which, given the quality of recent Firefox upgrades, isn’t all that much […]

Canadian Digital Revolution in the Twenty-First Century

February 11, 2011

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Word, dat. Are we tired of this discussion yet? If so, why do we still have to discuss it: the role of social media in anti-governmental revolutions, big and small? And we do. Boy howdy, do we ever. Does anyone remember The Digital Revolution? First we were all “Social Media causes revolutions.” And then we […]

Welcome to the first day of the rest of your unfinished novel….

September 13, 2010

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As Darren Barefoot said on Twitter: Funny because true. But I’m looking at this and thinking I DESPERATELY WANT THAT WOMAN’S JOB. I mean, she knows she’s going to be fired within six months or a year, two if the company’s terribly inefficient or it is in fact the civil service, but in the meantime, […]

How to give good sound check

August 15, 2010

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I figure when you’ve got a job to do, you’ve got three choices: to be bad, to be good, or to be AWESOME. Guess which one I like best? If you prefer awesomenosity to mediocrity, you probably like to bring it in places it is unexpected: places like routine sound checks. Sooner or later, if […]

Philosopher’s Art Cafe

March 31, 2010

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Image via Wikipedia Better start this with a Full Disclosure notice: Linda is a friend of mine. She’s also a seriously awesome catalyst for creativity, and her events are exactly as amazing as you have the courage to let them be. So I’m stoked for this: Philosophers Art CafĂ© Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University, Artists […]

The Janet Jackson Rule OR The Search for Meaning Among the Celebutwits

December 30, 2009

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After an interesting conversation about editor, magazine ruiner, and gossip addict Bonnie Fuller (yes, really; it WAS interesting) over on Gawker I came up with (and why do I always give Gawker my best ideas before I put them on my blog? WHY????) a new rule of Teh IntarWebs: The Janet Jackson Rule of Twitter […]

The Value of Unpaid Work: film at the VPL

September 2, 2009

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From the Searchgrads email list: Who’s Counting? Sex, Lies and Global Economics film and panel discussion featuring Marilyn Waring, Ellen Woodsworth, and Cynthia Oka Monday, September 14th, 7-9pm Vancouver Public Library, Central branch and The Value of Ecovillages Monday, October 5th Vancouver Public Library, Central branch There is no cost to attend either presentation. For […]

quiz: how powerful are you?

February 5, 2008

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Powerful enough to come back from the dead, apparently! Yes, we are reanimating the running through rain blog, and wish me luck preventing the computer from crashing with all this blogging I’m doing lately. Here, raincoaster, tumblr, TeenyManolo, Ayyyy; I’m blogging 24/7 and then some. In any case, here’s a quick quiz designed to see […]