Reputation computation: reputable or Socialbomb

I believe myself to be generally immune from Technoworship. I love gadgets, as long as they stay in the background and wait to be called on to use their digital brains to serve me. A recent item in Make Mag Online introduced a gadget that really got my imagination going.

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Hands off my cookie jar!

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web, and Time Magazine’s ‘One of the 100 greatest minds of the [last] century‘, is a man with a mission. British born Berners-Lee has been living in Boston and applying his considerable knowledge and visionary zest at MIT, focusing on The Web Science Research Initiative… Continue reading Hands off my cookie jar!

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MisLit cashes it handsomely at the till

An extended post scriptum to the previous piece, on “misery memoirs”:  I found an amusing reference to “oh so poor I was” books in William Sutcliffe’s review of “Foreskin’s Lament: A memoir”, By Shalom Auslander. Here is a short extract:

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A cigar for monsieur Jules Verne

In the latest edition of TL Infobits, Carolyn Kotlas mentions a Special Report on MIT’s Technology Review, listing 10 Emerging Technologies for 2016. Unlike similar year-start hacking pieces one sees around, the MTR drives a message filled with chutzpah and visionary élan — “Technology Review presents our list of the 10 technologies that we think are… Continue reading A cigar for monsieur Jules Verne

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