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My opinion pieces, articles, diary entries and rants on everything digital and humanitarian.

Little Bossman

Mar 9, 2006
During the summer of 1993 I wrote the novel Little Bossman. I was 19 years old. Almost 13 years later I licensed the book under a Creative Commons license and made it available for download and distribution on the Internet.…

Little Bossman Chapter 3

Mar 3, 2005
I sit up in bed and hear the sound of my own voice. ”…so leave a message whenever you think it’s time to leave a message, or if you don’t want to, don’t. Really, use your own judgment…” I lift…

Little Bossman Chapter 2

Mar 3, 2005
I’m dreaming. I’m standing at the edge of a garden, holding a sparkly cocktail glass with a yellow liquid. I down it in a gulp and look towards the sound of the recurring voices of the masses of people standing…

Little Bossman Chapter 1

Mar 3, 2005
”What you do is, you shoot them down, one by one.” He lifts his right hand and points a chubby finger at the table, firing slow-motion shots at each of the three empty wine-glasses, his thumb moving back and forth,…

Little Bossman – African Hunting Masks

Mar 3, 2005
Sometimes passion tears my mind and rain falls from my eyes, and lightning arrows strike me blind when red runs through my skies. Human burning need cuts through my voice in strangled noise and tells me now to bleed. Instead…

Kiss my Context!

Oct 20, 1999
October 20, 1999 Have you ever been in a meeting (this is a rhetorical question, yes), listened to several participants go on and on for a length of time about something that seems very dear to them… and asked yourself:…

Kiss my Context!

Oct 20, 1999
October 20, 1999 Have you ever been in a meeting (this is a rhetorical question, yes), listened to several participants go on and on for a length of time about something that seems very dear to them… and asked yourself:…

The New Era of Social Computing

Oct 20, 1999
June 20, 1999 DO YOU SPEND TIME spontaneously chatting with coworkers in the hallways, by the coffee machine, or after meetings? How often do you feel that these chats lead to new knowledge, new ideas and new ways of thinking…

The New Era of Social Computing

Oct 19, 1999
June 20, 1999 DO YOU SPEND TIME spontaneously chatting with coworkers in the hallways, by the coffee machine, or after meetings? How often do you feel that these chats lead to new knowledge, new ideas and new ways of thinking…

Practice Safe Stress

Oct 7, 1999
June 7, 1999 YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE how often over the past month I’ve heard the words: “I’m a bit stressed, could we do it some other time?” It’s almost as if stress is a new buzzword. And I’m also noticing…

Practice Safe Stress

Oct 7, 1999
June 7, 1999 YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE how often over the past month I’ve heard the words: ”I’m a bit stressed, could we do it some other time?” It’s almost as if stress is a new buzzword. And I’m also noticing…

What's the Deal with WAP?

Sep 23, 1999
September 23, 1999 I HAVE AN acquaintance who in his resume once wrote that he was experienced within the fields of CGI, Perl, SQL, SSI, CSS and TLA. The people who hired him never asked him about any of the…