I’m Sticking With Glass

October 16, 2013

Google Glass, that is. I’ve now had Glass since late June, and I’ve entertained a multitude of thoughts about it. If you want to stop reading here, my final decision is to buy it when it becomes available as a consumer product. But if you want to know why I’ve arrived at this decision, it […]

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Meditations on Mortality: Breaking Bad

September 30, 2013

Now that it’s over, I view “Breaking Bad” as an extended contemplation of mortality — of one’s own, that of Walter White, and of those of the people around Walter. The entire show is a metaphor for Walt’s approaching death. After all, if you had received a diagnosis on terminal cancer, what would YOU do […]

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Where Do You Fit in The Age of Context?

September 19, 2013

This is far from an unbiased book review. If you know anything about me, you know that I love and use bleeding edge technology: from apps that look at my skin and tell me my heartbeat, to the band on my arm that counts my steps and tells me how well I sleep at night, […]

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Wearables and the “Age of Context”

September 11, 2013

I’ve just received an advance copy of Shel Israel and Robert Scoble’s new book “The Age of Context,” scheduled to be published in November. I haven’t read it yet, although I’ve read Marc Benioff’s Foreword. And I wanted to write this before I read it, so that it reflected my personal experience, rather than that […]

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I’m Depressed

September 3, 2013

I’m depressed. You heard me. I’m depressed and I want to share it. I’m lucky I have the ability to write.   What? You say you would never have guessed? I seem like such an optimistic upbeat person? I am. The two are not mutually exclusive, and they don’t occur in my brain/body/mind at the same […]

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This Week in Arizona Real Estate

August 23, 2013

Jim Pederson, former Arizona gubernatorial candidate and successful Phoenix shopping center developer, began the four-hour commercial real estate forecast I attended today by talking about the “beginner’s mind,” Zen Buddhism, and Steve Jobs. The current real estate market, he continued, requires practitioners to go outside their own professional community and gain insights from people on […]

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Not Ready for Prime Time: New Hardware Review

August 1, 2013

After the last few months of buying and testing Google Glass, the Pebble Watch, the PrintrBot LC2 3-D printer, the LeapMotion Controller and Chromecast, I’ve had enough of new gadgets for a while. Why? Because none of these products is ready for prime time, and it takes up MY time to learn them, try to […]

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Get Paid For Essays

July 30, 2013

E. For instance, it is decreasing short of finances and if your university requires renovation or support, a page get paid for essays expressing the dire need of help, proclaiming your entire monetary disadvantages is not unnecessary to be described. Awards are specified amounts of money which can be presented or awarded to firms needy […]

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Why We Don’t Need More Data

July 23, 2013

Data porn. That’s what Dave Sifry said it was. I’m glad I finally have the right name for it — the onslaught of data that has suddenly entered all our lives, but doesn’t help us at all, and may indeed hurt us. It may be data, but it’s not actionable information, and if we expect […]

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Glass After a Month

July 22, 2013

After a month with Glass, I’ve got different thoughts than when I first got it. Here goes. During the first couple of weeks, I was consumed by enthusiasm. Wow, I had the future in my face, and I could read my tweets, see my email, take photos and video, ask directions. I knew I’d never […]

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