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Entries from December 2011

Christopher Hitchens

December 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens died last week.  His work had remarkable reach across those folks whose commentary creates the boundaries of political and cultural debate–blogger Andrew Sullivan has posted a number of thoughtful reflections on Hitchens, and his career.  We have a number of titles by Hitchens, a sampling of his more current writing:

Tags: Books · Recommended Book

Friday Blogging, Internet Innovation or No?

December 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Friday Blogging, Internet Innovation or No?

Derek Thompson has published an interesting piece in the Atlantic on whether the Internet is really  a technological breakthrough of historical proportions, or not…he engages such interesting questions as whether we are, at this point in history, in an “innovation rut,” and makes the interesting point that on the Internet we become the commodity.  That our use of the Internet creates information that various vendors can use…hello Google. A good read for the weekend…

Tags: Essay on Technology · Google