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The Underside of Technology

Although I have written before on the deleterious effect of hype (here, here, and here), I didn’t have an insider’s view of it. Nasim does, and he blows the whole machine up from the inside out. Read the whole thing. … Continue reading

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The Magical Thinker

One aspect of modern society is the emergence and the widespread occurrence of the magical thinker. The magical thinker is one who does not think carefully and does not examine deeply what he or she experiences. He or she usually … Continue reading

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Why Photography is Hard

Post-processing photographs is something amazing and not a little like alchemy. Here’s an example. I watched the whole thing and I am partly amazed, partly stupefied. I was amazed at the knowledge displayed and the effects wrought. I would not … Continue reading

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Filter Bubbles

“Filter bubbles” are apparently a thing, and surely something to worry about, according to this site, and others. Strangely, all this concern is from the left, and as usual, it is concern trolling par excellence. To wit, they never cared … Continue reading

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Upgrade or Die

Another day, and another essential upgrade. Essential to what? If I don’t board the tech train to HappyShinyFunNow town, then what? Will my life be over? Stuff your hype. Air is essential. Food is essential. Water is essential. God is … Continue reading

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Elevation of the Idiot

Why has the idiot been elevated as a reputable source in society? Look at the news, for instance. Take a field that you know and examine the reporting on it – it is always horrible, with only occasional flecks of … Continue reading

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Technology is Not Always Progress

While I enjoy the benefits that technology brings to my life (like WordPress), I laugh lowly at the manic energies that consume it, and watch in morbid fascination some of the ideas that spring forth from it. On paper, the … Continue reading

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