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.
It takes a lot to get someone like me to stop and read an email from the many mailing lists I'm on. Even if the subject line is interesting, my work moves at broadband speed and I usually just don't have the time.
Last week, I headed out to San Francisco (my first time ever in CA!) to speak on a "Politics and Technology" panel at the Young Democrats of America convention. Many of the leaders there were just beginning to learn how to effectively use the internet to organize on the ground.
Everyone's talking about John Roberts, the Bush
administration's Supreme Court nominee, and wondering just what his
potential confirmation will mean for various issues. Thus far, Roberts is hard to tack down on any number of
Here we are again. It seems that every couple of months this
meme rolls around, of bloggers having their employment dreams dashed
when their blogs are discovered. No one, it seems, if exempt; not
airline stewardesses, nor even employees of high tech companies