Category Archives: quanta

Bottom-up in Rio

With events like the Arab Spring and OccupyWallStreet, it has almost become a cliche to talk about the empowering potential of technology. Such events have emerged largely thanks to our interconnected technology – most notably things like Facebook and Twitter. … Continue reading

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Self-reliance

There’s a lot of talk these days about self-reliance. According to some, our lot in life – our success or failure – is all up to us. As GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain recently said: “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t … Continue reading

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Start Making Sense

There’s a new etiquette issue these days that Ann Landers never had to address: what do you do when a friend or relative forwards some wacky right wing spam? Wacky right wing spam seems to be a growing phenomena. Such … Continue reading

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Is THIS the American Century?

If you read or watch the news these days, it’s hard to avoid the impression that the United States is a nation in decline. The economy is lousy, our military is over extended, our leaders – both in government and … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Traveling Slower

The New York Times had an op-ed piece a couple days ago titled “Escape From The Jet Age.” Reacting to the recent shut down of many flights to Europe due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland, Seth Stevenson extolled the … Continue reading

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Got to Get Back to the Garden

We are stardust, we are golden, We are billion year old carbon, And we got to get ourselves back to the garden. –  “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell We all have paradigms by which we understand the world around us. The … Continue reading

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“Pants” on the Web

Over the past week a guy no one had ever heard of burst onto the scene, becoming a national – if not international – celebrity. He vowed to change things, and through his sudden fame he may be doing just … Continue reading

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Politics As Sport

A coworker approached me this morning clutching his copy of the NY Post. He was beaming, gloating about Republican Scott Brown beating Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts’ special election for the Senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy’s death. While he’d … Continue reading

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The Linkage Is Blowing In The Wind

We had a beautiful November evening here today, so after work I took a walk through some area neighborhoods. After the weekend’s wind and cold, most of the leaves are now off the trees. As I walked along I saw … Continue reading

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You Can’t Believe Your Eyes

CNN’s web site recently had a piece called “Don’t believe your lying eyes” by R. Beau Lotto. Lotto, the founder of a hybrid art studio and science lab in London called Lottolab, says that what we see is not necessarily … Continue reading

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