Frank Paynter: “There is no room for prophets…”

Tabs from my browser…: The moment the writers of the Gospels set down the words of Jesus they began to kill the message. There is no room for prophets within religious institutions – indeed within any institutions – for as Paul Tillich knew, all human institutions, including the church, are inherently demonic. Tribal societies persecute […]

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What’s exciting about Google Gears

A lot of folks are going gaga over Google Gears and its capability to enable partially connected web applications (web applications that can run offline). Here is a paraphrase from a comment I left at Burningbird (Shelley Powers’s blog is one of my favorite places to discuss web technology and how it relates to society, […]

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Dave Winer: “There’s always been too much made of death in the tech world”

Dave Winer: What is Web 3.0?: …There’s always been too much made of death in the tech world, in fact newspapers are still published, you can pick one up at any airport or train station. Many people have them delivered at home. We often go to newspaper websites for the news. Sure, there are problems, […]

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Will Bunch whose book, “The News Fix: Ink-stained Wretches and Digital Rabble Rousers Reviving American Media” is available for pre-order at Amazon.com. Will Bunch, one of the terrific columnists at the Philadelphia Daily News, coined the term and kicked off the norgs conversation, when just under two years ago he broached the idea […]

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Law of Data Smog 13: “Cyberspace is Republican.”

I made a few important edits to my post yesterday. Added links that gave context. Removed a typo here and there. Did you notice? Well that’s your fault you see. You’re not media literate. You are expected to revisit my posts to see edits and updates. As a good host, I should indicate my edits […]

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The battle between old and new media rages on… really? REALLY?

This morning I read a few posts, about a conference session and a panel at Berkley, that focussed on “Web 2.0″, online journalism, and amateur participation. While the topics discussed at both meetings seemed to overlap with many of those we discussed at the norgs unconference, I couldn’t help but feel that the folks involved […]

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Chronicle cutting 25% of jobs in its newsroom: Links and Commentary

We’ve seen this story before. Newspaper announces cuts. Pundits and experts speak out about how to fix things. Then, more cuts, then, a sell off. It doesn’t need to be that way. SFGate.com: Chronicle to cut 25% of jobs in newsroom: To cut costs and try to adapt to a changing media marketplace, The Chronicle […]

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Community/Social Media/Social Software Must Reads This Week

fortuitous: Matthew Haughey: Some Community Tips for 2007 – Seven tips on how to run a successful community Dare Obasanjo: “Social” is More Important Than “Software” in Social Software InformationWeek: Cory Doctorow: How To Keep Hostile Jerks From Taking Over Your Online Community Derek Powazek: The Real Story of JPG Magazine (Metafilter thread) Mathew Ingram: […]

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