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Society and Culture

Playing Video Games Can Boost Your Career?

July 21, 2010

A while ago I wrote about “The Gamer Divide” and how I think we are approaching a time when gaming is viewed as normal or even positive, instead of some thing that you might want to avoid mentioning. Just this week Forbes had an article on How Playing Video Games Can Boost Your Career. It […]

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The Voice of the People

July 11, 2010

A couple of years ago I and a number of amazing people put on a conference in Colorado called the Thin Air Summit.  At the time what we now call social media or online journalism or citizen journalism was still using the moniker “New Media”.  At this conference we talked about what this new media […]

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Pleasures of Food

July 6, 2010

Going from non-observant to an observant Jew has all sorts of challenges along the way.  One of the challenges is that the comfortable routines often go away as the places you hung out at become “not an option” due to reasons of kashrut.   Back when I lived in Santa Cruz my favorite way to begin […]

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Gamer Divide

June 6, 2010

On more than a few sites I’ve been seeing posts where the focus of discussion is the “gamer stigma”.  This is the perception that playing of games is some how a sign of wasting time with something meaningless, or a stigma of gamers in the workplace, or a game could be the “cause” of a […]

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Charity Begins at Home?

May 13, 2010

Way back at SXSW I had the great privilege of getting to meet and talk with a couple of people from my Guild, Joi and Elliot.  We discussed a lot of great topics, but one that sparked some thoughts that I wanted to share here was our discussion on philanthropy, or perhaps more accurately cultures […]

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Perception is Everything (or at least a lot)

April 29, 2010

Sometimes my dogs really amaze me. I give my girldog pills several times a day. I open her mouth put my hand in her mouth to place the pill right at the back of the mouth and then encourage her to swallow. It’s not my favorite activity, but I am amazed at how much how […]

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QT: Twitter as Content

November 23, 2009

A friend of mine tweeted about signing up for  I went over to see what it was. Basically, for a twitterer, you sign up, select what types of ads you approve and once a day it will tweet an ad in your stream and pay you for that tweet. (The example they gave on […]

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Kosher in Colorado

November 17, 2009

The phone announces a calendar alarm and I growl “What is it!?”. I look, and it states, “Pick up meat at Hillel, in 10 minutes”. “Eeep!”  I exclaim and run to change from workout clothing.  I had forgotten the meat delivery was today.   As quick as I can, I fly out the door and head […]

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The Gaming/Social Industry

June 7, 2007

I was reading W. James Au’s article on the gaming industry as well as Joi Ito’s article and I was struck by two things. The first was the irony of the fact that if the gaming industry really is as James Au describes it “young gamer dudes, serving an audience of young gamer dudes” that […]

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Folders of a Life

June 5, 2007

I am sorting through my late Mother-in-Law’s folders and papers and such, and this is a bit of a capture of my thoughts: Folders of a lifeStacked up and emptiedScrap by scrap.Ages of paper sorted through:Letters home,Pictures,Degrees,Licenses,And subscriptions.Now all empty of meaningExcept in the memories of those left behind.

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