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Of Books and Sandwiches

In this week’s New Yorker, George Packer has an article speculating on whether Amazon is good for books. Let me be clear on this.  I think Amazon is great for books.  I’m particularly a fan of the Kindle Paperwhite, which … Continue reading

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What If? A Response and Another Response.

A few days ago, I posted a thought experiment, suggesting that maybe some things could change.  My son sent an email in response, and I responded to his email.  The entire exchange is reproduced below, with my response to his … Continue reading

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What If? Some Poorly-Linked Thoughts on Utopia

Everybody needs some power I’m toldTo shield them from the darkness and the coldSome may see a way to take control when it’s bought and sold. From “Power,” Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), 1979 Yesterday was trash day in … Continue reading

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How Very Bazaar

The third of my four children turned 18 yesterday, so a good part of last week was spent looking for an appropriate birthday present.  I found the process rather depressing, and here’s why: Everything was much of a sameness. Think … Continue reading

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