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“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book

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When Less is Actually More

We’ve all heard the adage that less is more. It’s a succinct retort to our natural tendency to desire whatever is the biggest, the fastest, the fanciest, or the sparkliest, an effect exacerbated in technology and on the internet where trends are born and die within hours or minutes.

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My first Blog post

Two short months ago, I was a normal twenty-something who survived the work day by listening to NPR and checking People.com. Then along came EchoDitto. By the end of the first day I found myself slipping phrases like "beta testing" in casual happy hour conversation.

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Michael Silberman's picture

Spreading jam on sliced bread: SinceSlicedBread.com contest launches!

Terrance asks if we remember the last good idea to come out of Washington. Well, it's a good question — 'cause I certainly can't think of any, and it looks like I'm not alone...

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"A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life."

Yesterday I ventured over to the Arlington County Public Library after work. As a self-professed bookworm, I have been to hundreds of public libraries

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Liveblogging Al Gore at the We Media Conference

10:00 am - New York City: OK. So Al Gore is speaking. (Yeah, yeah.

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Liveblogging Bill O'Reilly's "Worst of the Web"

So I found myself watching Fox News at 11:30pm and was surprised to see a Very Special O'Reilly Factor about The Worst of the Web...looking deep into the dark heart of websites that are out to DESTROY people with whom they disagree!

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Happy Blog-aversary to Me

It's rolled around again. It was two years ago today that I started my blog. Had I known it would go on this long, I'd have written something more in that first post.

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Just desserts for DeLay

There was a buzz around the EchoDitto office yesterday when Tom DeLay was indicted by a Texas grand jury on one count of conspiring to violate Texas state campaign finance law.

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MobileActive Convergence

Toronto -- I'm here for MobileActive, which is shaping up to be one of the best conferences i've ever attended -- billed as "the first global strategy meeting of activists using mobile phones in campaigns and public interest work." No boring panels, just

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Blogging From the Base of the Long Tail

I finally took some time to read Peter Daou's -- of Salon.Com's Daou Report --latest essay on the limitations of political blogging.

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Bush & the Bathroom Note

It was "the click heard 'round the world," though I'm not sure
if that click was from Reuters photographer Rick Wilking when he took a
picture over president Bush's shoulder during the U.N. world summit, or

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: http://endofbig.com