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The Glorious Renaissance of Podcasting

Who the heck STARTS a podcast in 2014? And aren’t these things a relic of the past anyway? Answers: (1) Me. (2) No, not at all. But let me start with the last question first. Podcasting has moved beyond a novel fad into a full-fledged digital medium. It can serve all kinds of content, and […]

Thugs, Cheerleaders or Citizen Journalists?

The wounds are still fresh in the minds, and on the streets, of Vancouver. We are angry, frustrated, and embarrassed about what some people made of the beautiful city of Vancouver on June 15th. As people around the world fight for freedom, and against tyranny, we smash cars and windows, ostensibly, because of a hockey […]

Social Media – Top 25

It’s been over 8 months since my last social media top 10 list, so I figured it was time for an update. Last time, my top 10 list was actually a top 18, so I figured I’d just bite the bullet, and make this one a top 25. If you are using social media for […]

Robots Of The Future!

It was Christmas, 1987. My favourite magazine was Popular Mechanics. I owned an 80286 PC with a 40 MB hard drive, 1 MB of RAM, MS-DOS 4.01, VGA monitor, and a 9600 BPS modem. From this computer, I operated a BBS – for fun. My lovely sister, recognizing my inner geekly beauty, bought me the […]

Book Burning 2.0

The year is 2017. You get on the bus, and people are busily going about their business. A handful are talking on their phones, some holding it to their ears, and others watching their friends on the screen. Some people are reading or listening to music on their phone, and about a third of the […]