Tag Archives: New York Times

Global disappointment

The Boston Globe had declined in many ways from what it was in the 1970s and 80s.  Pressure from the Internet is a primary cause and newspapers need to establish strong web presences to remain in the game.  The Boston … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Walk Alone

The NSA is not the only one monitoring every move you make, every breath you take. In their desire to anticipate our wants and needs before we know them ourselves, the New York Times reports that major web companies–Yahoo!, Google, … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Walk Alone

The NSA is not the only one monitoring every move you make, every breath you take. In their desire to anticipate our wants and needs before we know them ourselves, the New York Times reports that major web companies–Yahoo!, Google, … Continue reading

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Facebook Two-Step

As discussed previously (here, here, here, here, and here) when it comes to issues of user information and privacy Facebook has shown an unerring ability to get things right, sort of, only after it gets things really wrong. The latest … Continue reading

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“A New Life Phase”

A few days ago a friend sent me The Odyssey Years, a New York Times op-ed piece by David Brooks about “the decade of wandering that frequently occurs between adolescence and adulthood. During this decade, 20-somethings go to school and … Continue reading

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Apple Apostasy

A month ago the media was filled with stories about the New Jersey teenager who hacked the iPhone to work on cell carriers other than AT&T. Not one of the dozen or so articles I read then addressed the most … Continue reading

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Janus-Faced

Just the headline of Adam Cohen’s op-ed piece in today’s New York Times–Larry Craig’s Great Adventure: Suddenly, He’s a Civil Libertarian–put me in mind of an old joke: “A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.” Indeed Cohen offers … Continue reading

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