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Medical Hacking

PBS Frontline did a moving story about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). It followed Stephen Heywood’s 5 year, rapid descent into the physically paralyzing effects of the condition — the horror of the disease is that you maintain full mental…

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Sheer number of bloggers dilutes their value

Most bloggers do not follow the same rigor as journalists accountable to a newspaper which has some editorial oversight and liability. That’s not to say that blogs and bloggers cannot provide valuable, timely and important information.  However, FINDING that…

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Whatever...

A huge pet peeve of mine: The worst insult you can give someone is to respond to something they say with a dismissive, “Whatever…” You’re telling them that they could say anything and it would make no difference to…

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Shaking loose.

Something gave me a mental shake today. A systemic context reboot. I’m afraid.…

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How Much energy does the Internet use?

Chris posed a very interesting rhetorical question today. How much energy does the Internet consume? Broadly, this means electric, mental, organizational, etc. Specifically, considering all the networked devices and the electrons going through billions of connections, how many Watts do…

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What is Passion?

My working definition of “passion”: Passion is that thing you finally get to do when you come home, exhausted from your day job. It’s relentless, systemic tweaking, hour after hour, long after the rest of the world gave up…

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