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On Privacy, What Google Knows, and Why It Doesn’t Matter   4 comments

Value. On a mailing list I frequent, there has been an interesting discussion of late in regards to privacy and Google.  There are a lot of people out there moving their sites, data, and information off of Google wholesale.  They are saying, in effect, that “Google knows too much about them”.  They feel that some […]

Posted February 26, 2012 by mec in Uncategorized

On the written word…   3 comments

Elegance. For me, the Internet has always been a medium of the written word.  No amount of flashy graphics, high-definition sound, or technological widgetry replaces the power and expressiveness of the written word.  Maybe, in some way, I’m a throwback to previous generations, who could (or can, in some cases) scarcely comprehend the new frontier […]

Posted February 26, 2012 by mec in Uncategorized

Hello world!   1 comment

Hello, World. Funny how the traditions stay with you.  In computing, a “hello world” program is usually the first program one writes in a new language, to show that it actually works.  I’ve written my fair share of them.  Still, it’s amazing to show to oneself that the language actually works, and that you can […]

Posted February 26, 2012 by mec in Uncategorized