Abstractions, abstractions, abstractions

An abstraction is a boundary with two sides. On the top side, the abstraction presents a simplified view. Below, there is something more complex and more real. The purpose of the abstraction is to obscure what is really going on. The world hidden underneath an abstraction is quite likely to be yet another abstraction. In […]

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Apple gets it

The iTunes Music Store is launching with a library of 200,000 tracks, with participation from all five of the major record labels. In addition, the store will list exclusive tracks from 20 artists, including Bob Dylan and U2. The songs cost 99 cents to download, with no subscription fee, and include the most liberal copying […]

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A Reason to Vote

“People don’t need more opinions, we already drown in data. People need clarity. Drill down.” That’s from my mission statement. This is a perfect opportunity to put that to practice and give you cynics out there a civics lesson. What Senator Santorum said helps you to realize there are differences between the political parties. Pay […]

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“Urbi et Orbi”

“It’s not your standard bus tour. For three hours, passengers on the Drug War Reality Tour ride through North Philadelphia’s neighborhood of Kensington, seldom disembarking to see the sights on this trail of smuggling and addiction. A short ride from Philadelphia’s Center City, the neighborhood has come to be synonymous with extreme poverty, drugs, the […]

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Last week was a great week

You had to be moved by what was accomplished last week. Those on the far left and far right need to re-think things. Salon: Liberation Day and “It’s a catastrophe for tyranny. It’s a great day”. USAToday: Iraqis share graphic tales of regime’s torture chambers. But how are we doing with who we liberated a […]

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