The Illusion of Wisdom
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Avatars, Cyborgs, and Intellectual Imposters
Social Media Disease #3 A Billion Neos? In The Matrix, before he takes his waking pill Mr. Anderson assumes his known existence is ...
Sunday, October 29, 2017
On The Hobgoblin
I can’t believe I feel required to type much of this. Yet I know I must. The internet has become the place where reactionary farts reign ...
Friday, October 27, 2017
A Mea Culpa
I’ve known exactly what I was going to call this post for several years. Obviously what follows wasn’t delivered by an unexpected lightn...
Cyber Space Monkeys
Social Media Disease #2 We are the 21st century's Cyber Space Monkeys. We have to understand and remember this. When social media...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Our Virtual Salinas
The Social Media Disease #1 What follows is just the beginning and I’m under no illusion that the overwhelming majority of you still ...
When Avatars Attack
A Recycled Prelude An excerpt from an earlier post. This tells of what turned out to be a personally profound moment that took place in...
Friday, October 6, 2017
"Unity" Via Division: Releasing Duality's Kraken
Unity Thru Division is rhetorically disguised tribalism on parade. It's subversively releasing the Kraken of Human Duality: the parable ...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Nazis, Hippies, and The Bloody Political Purge
No writer achieves success advising his readers to ignore him. I’ve come to define “success” differently. In this specific case it’s may...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Talking Dead: Cyber Mobs 101
Research shows that in 2017, for wildly different ideological reasons, the sooner a writer invokes Adolph Hitler, the more people read i...
A Brief Relapse and The Last Bender
I’ll begin this expansive multi-part project with two quick anecdotes. Over the years, I tried to stop smoking several times. Whenever ...
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