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Book Review: Theatres Of Portland

Theatres Of Portland (Images Of America), by Gary Lacher and Steve Stone There is a feeling of considerable melancholy in looking at some of these images of the past.  And there is a certain degree of mixed feelings about its … Continue reading

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B.Y.O.B.

Recently, I became somewhat annoyed when I was visiting my local grocery store and found that the plastic bags had been removed and that there was now a charge of 5 cents for a paper bag that I could not … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Creation Of A World Pop Format

As someone who thinks and ponders a lot about music, from time to time I wonder about the matter of radio infrastructure and the importance of formats in helping to preserve and encourage audiences of a particular type of music.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Looking For A Ship

Looking For A Ship, by John McPhee When one has read enough books from someone, one can get at least a hint into some interests that the author particularly has, and this book demonstrates the importance of logistics and the … Continue reading

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A Thought Experiment On B.S. Jobs

I have been reading a book by David Graeber on the problem of b.s. jobs, and I the way that the author seemed most interested in defining what about them that was so soul-destroying, and also how many types of … Continue reading

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On The Role Of Government In The Fostering Of Innovation And Creativity

In his book Innovators, writer Walter Isaacson makes a strong case for the importance of the role and legitimacy of government in fostering innovation and creativity through the development of public goods like the infrastructure of the internet.  In the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Innovators

The Innovators:  How A Group Of Hackers, Geniuses, And Geeks Created The Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson After writing a biography of Steve Jobs, the late and enigmatic leader of Apple’s drive for aesthetic and technological superiority over competitors, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Innovator’s Dilemma

The Innovator’s Dilemma:  When New Technologies Cause Great Firms To Fail, by Clayton M. Christensen As someone who has read a fair amount about creativity and innovation, there is a lot about this particular book that I find deeply interesting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uncommon Carriers

Uncommon Carriers, by John McPhee As someone who is interested in logistics, largely from my own personal experience, I found this book to be deeply interesting.  The author clearly has some personal interest in logistics as well, and knowing a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Copyrights And Copywrongs

Copyrights And Copywrongs:  The Rise Of Intellectual Property And How It Threatens Creativity, by Siva Vaidyanathan Although the author has a somewhat different view of intellectual property rights than I do, arguing for thin copyright protection where I would support … Continue reading

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