My yearly carryover keywords

My brand new notepad is waiting for 2017: pristine enticingly empty. Before the old notepad is deposited on the shelf, I’ve selected a few of the more important notes, the ones I wish to carry over to 2017.

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Goodbye, little browser that could

The Washington Post did not exactly made this piece to be an obituary (“AOL to End Support for Netscape Browser Once the dominant Web browser, AOL has discontinued development and active support for the Netscape browser.”) but it is, nonetheless, a farewell to one of the most celebrated applications of the web area. Tom Drapeau,… Continue reading Goodbye, little browser that could

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Intellectual DUH’isation

I spent time considering the year’s issues in categories that are close to my heart — say, literature, movies, technology. Another one is the list of those who departed our troubled shores since last January. The quality of Year End reflectives oscillates between brilliance and flatulence – and some terrible own-goals too, like the bozo (or… Continue reading Intellectual DUH’isation

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Rusty pipes, cultural genesis

One of the intriguing aspects of digeracy is the meandering, serpentine path one walks when searching online. In the world of digital objects, mirrors, hidden paths, trapdoors, false walls and conceptual doppelgangers, a simple search can lead one to new, often uncharted territories. In the old days, one had to get a ship & crew,… Continue reading Rusty pipes, cultural genesis

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Vocal myths and curses

A note from our holliday place: Hell must be like that — trying to connect to the world with a crappy MTN F@stLink Data Card – fast se voot! You must be joking. This (lack of noticeable) speed brought me back to the bad old days of slooooow Internet.. I’m battling. Hey — even Shakespeare… Continue reading Vocal myths and curses

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La Ola rolls on

The Mexican Wave is formed as people in a crowd watching a sport event, stand up and raise their hands straight up in the air, before folding their hands back and sitting down. When this is done by masses of spectators, an effect of a rolling wave is created.

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It’s Zeitgeist again

As this year comes to an end, many among us spend some time in reflection.  2016 ends with the thundering sound of millions of wallets, as they are being flushed fresh out of money. Countries going bankrupt and nation states that were bastions of capitalism scramble to nationalise banks and financial institutions.  One of the… Continue reading It’s Zeitgeist again

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