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Fahrenheit 451: A warning to an overly stimulated world

Fahrenheit 451: A warning to an overly stimulated world

Jun 12, 2012

Last week, Ray Bradbury, the American writer best known for his dystopian classic ‘Fahrenheit 451′ died at the age of 91. Not surprisingly, the death of the author has caused renewed interest in his work, and I admit it was his death that inspired me to finally read F451. I like a good dystopian novel, be it Orwell’s ’1984′, or...

Be free of FOMO!

Be free of FOMO!

May 30, 2012

Influenza, National Socialism and Menudo took turns ravaging humanity in the 20th century. Today,  our inter-connected, acronym-obsessed world faces a new, somewhat less horrific, scourge: FOMO, you know it as the Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO is not new, but recently it has spread like cholera through a Haitian refugee camp, infecting all ages and creeds that do...

A Windows adventure in the General Assembly

A Windows adventure in the General Assembly

Apr 23, 2012

Last week, I dared to be different. I walked into the General Assembly, a startup workspace located here in NYC, sat down at the big wooden counter, put my bag on my lap and waited. I was nervous, a few beads of sweat moved down my brow. I waited until  all passing glances had moved on from my arrival, and then with a quick move and deep breathe,  I took it...

Is everyone miserable in New York City?

Is everyone miserable in New York City?

Mar 14, 2012

We are all miserable, every one of us, be it those of us in caught in the hoards of New York City,  to those eating fried okra at the Cracker Barrel in Knoxville. NYC, at first glance,  seems to only compound our misery with a daily routine that sometimes has us sitting in a smelly subway car, trapped behind  3 tourists walking abreast on an avenue, or...

Without the bitter, baby, the sweet ain’t as sweet.

Without the bitter, baby, the sweet ain’t as sweet.

Mar 6, 2012

Brrr…it was minus 3 degrees C today in NYC. For reference, in Phoenix its 22 degrees C, in LA its 13 degrees C. NYC winters are cold.  If that wasn’t obvious enough, this reality is driven home by the stream of Facebook pictures from friends in LA that showcase a beautiful sky with people frollicking on a beach in the dead of January. Quite often, I...

What would you do for a Twitter follower?

What would you do for a Twitter follower?

Feb 29, 2012

People will do a lot for a Klondike bar, its something we’ve known for a long time. While the silver-wrapped ice cream sandwich has its place in our hearts, a more relevant question today is ‘what would you do for a Twitter follower’? Twitter is more than a soapbox: we could always just open the window and yell our random thoughts out to the...