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permalink #151 of 160: Ed Ward (captward) Mon 19 Dec 16 15:48
    
Oh, good: I always wondered what one looked like!
  
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permalink #152 of 160: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Tue 20 Dec 16 06:52
    
Following SOTW will be our own beloved Ed Ward, as we discuss his
new book The History of Rock and Roll Volume 1...be there or be
square!
  
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permalink #153 of 160: Mary Mackey (mm) Wed 28 Dec 16 08:18
    

 HAnd baskets look just like those things you carry around the store
on your arm when you don't get a big wheeled basket.  The only
difference is that formerly they used to be woven out of straw and
other kinds of organic materials. Now they're made of plastic.  So
to be completely accurate: we are all now going to hell in a plastic
handbasket. 
  
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permalink #154 of 160: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Wed 28 Dec 16 11:36
    
aaargh! That's like saying you have a temperature...of course you
do; but when feeling unwell, you have an elevation of temperature.
Wife drove me nuts with that one.
  
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permalink #155 of 160: Dave Waite (dwaite) Wed 28 Dec 16 14:23
    
One can also have a low grade fever, or a low temperature...
  
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permalink #156 of 160: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Thu 29 Dec 16 18:30
    
Yuppers...please spread upcoming SOTW around to all your
conferences...I put a blurb on our FB page...as soon as we go live I
will put a fancy tiny url together to broadcast far and wide...this
one should be one for the books!
  
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permalink #157 of 160: Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Tue 3 Oct 17 09:54
    
October 17-30, Ellen Ullman will join join us for a discussion of
her new book, _Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology_. 

Excerpt from the New York Times review
(https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/books/review/life-in-code-ellen-ullman-memo
ir.html?_r=0):

"The first three-fifths of “Life in Code” is primarily composed of
essays published elsewhere between 1994 and 2004, while newer
material from 2012 to early 2017 fills out the rest. The technology
mentioned within those early chapters often recalls quaint
discovery, like finding a chunky, clunky Nokia cellphone in the back
of the junk drawer. The piece on preparing computers for the Year
2000 has a musty time-capsule feel, but the philosophical questions
posed in other chapters — like those on robotics and artificial
intelligence — still resonate.

"While the electrified economy had yet to complete its first
dramatic cycle of boom and bust when her first book came out, a 1998
essay in 'Life in Code' shows Ullman, Cassandra-like and ever the
pragmatic pessimist, already bracing for the coming storm. 'I fear
for the world the internet is creating,' she wrote. 'Before the
advent of the Web, if you wanted to sustain a belief in far-fetched
ideas, you had to go out into the desert, or live on a compound in
the mountains, or move from one badly furnished room to another in a
series of safe houses.' These days, she’s still concerned about the
damage the internet is doing to culture, privacy and civility."
  
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permalink #158 of 160: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Sun 12 Nov 17 03:11
    
November 28 - December 11 Matrix Redux

Riffing off of Elon Musk's remark that we are all living in the
Matrix, we are fortunate to have Robert Scoble, the Fourth
Transformation
(https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2016/12/12/the-fourth-transformation
-augmented-reality-artificial-intelligence/#3b0876612f63),

Derek Woodgate, The Futures Lab (http://futures-lab.com/home) and 
Patrick Litchy, www.voyd.com 

to discuss the positive applications of VR/AR/MR in our digital
universe(s), our realities and the implications of all this tech.

This should be spectacular  and a nice bridge from Ellen's
conversation re Code and our annual extravaganza, State of the
World, with Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky.
  
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permalink #159 of 160: Ari Davidow (ari) Mon 13 Nov 17 09:19
    
If I were to spread the word (which I was just doing), to what URL
should I direct attention between now and Nov 28?
  
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permalink #160 of 160: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Tue 14 Nov 17 15:54
    
There isn't one yet Ari, topic is hidden. However you can spread the
Inkwell.vue link which is public and it will show up on the 28th of
November...https://people.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/
  



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