Tech Policy (from my fav tech blog arstechnica ) bye bye patent trolls Startups can now buy insurance against threat of patent trolls. RPX wants to protect small companies from patent threats. Premiums start at $7,500. RPX is sometimes called a “defensive patent aggregator.” The company’s main business is to sell expensive memberships to big […]
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Three new experiences that helped fill my Purposeful Living Bucket: riding a bicycle to work; planting my own herb garden, and; driving to pick up a friend from school with her baby in the backseat. * Kaizen (改善?), Japanese for “change for better”.
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This fleeting world A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream A flash of lightening in a summer cloud A flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream Yield and you need not break Bent you can straighten Emptied you can hold Torn you can mend
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HUMANKIND HAS NOT WOVEN THE WEB OF LIFE.
WE ARE BUT ONE THREAD WITHIN IT.
WHATEVER WE DO TO THE WEB, WE DO TO OURSELVES.
ALL THINGS ARE BOUND TOGETHER.
ALL THINGS CONNECT.
AUTHENTIC TEXT OF CHIEF SEATTLE’S TREATY ORATION 1854
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And then there was one. The individual cannot exists. There is one alone and thus ‘I’ i dissipates into the cyclic, carnivorous lungs of the ruthless carbon cycle. Gone. Duality is necessary to define one individual entity. Duality is the margin of error for motion. Motion is the breathing space and position between us, defining […]
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Along with other social theorists, Foucault believed that knowledge is always a form of power, but he took it a step further and told us that knowledge can be gained from power; producing it, not preventing it. Through observation, new knowledge is produced. In his view, knowledge is forever connected to power, and often wrote […]
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When MetaData on Consumer Habits Begin to Influence Identity through Limiting Options
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