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Istanbul: A Retrospective

New Mosquein Istanbul From a deluge of kebaberies and sidewalk repairs to a wealth of customs and history, Istanbul is a city I found to be both exciting and intimidating at the same time. It’s exciting because there’s a significant

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Posted in Society, Travel

The grey areas of sharing information in a free and open way

Information paywall, via wawoodworth, FlickrCreative Commons I try not to let my emotions get the best of me, but when it comes to the topics of informatics and data preservation, my passion sometimes gets in the way of making a

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Posted in Data archiving, Internet, Research, Society, Technology

Musings on Bradbury's ʻFahrenheit 451ʼ and education

Image via English Wikipedia I just re-read Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” Many have said it’s about censorship, but it’s not, at least at the core. It touches on anti-intellectualism and a society which lets itself — not solely by governmental

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Posted in Education, Society

Data protection: More than saving data, it's saving culture

Digital storage, via Danny Nicholson,Flickr Creative Commons I made a plea to my Facebook friends a few weeks ago to donate to the Internet Archive. Realizing thousands of entities petition us for our money, I also told them I’d write

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Posted in Data archiving, Internet, Technology, Web Content Creation

Opera, Opera Turbo, Google Chrome, and the WebP Image Format

Hey all! Something just came to my attention while doing some work for a client, and I thought I’d bring it up as it doesn’t seem to be well known or documented. Note beforehand that though I’ve been using computers

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Posted in Technology, Web Content Creation

Do Internet-connected books have a future sooner than later?

Books that are connected to the Internet may have many advantages, but will publishers, authors and the public play along? The combination of two interesting articles I read today has my brain spinning with ideas about the future of writing,

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Posted in Editing, Technology, Writing

Malamanteau, English, and the evolution of language

The headline “Wikipedia goes crazy after XKCD has a strip that ‘invents’ a new word” on social news site Reddit screamed at me this morning. I just knew there was going to be something interesting to come from this. As

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Posted in Linguistics

Complexity, critical thinking, and how we write, edit, and teach

              Overcoming complexity requires critical thinking and reasoning skills, which are essential for most people who write, edit, and teach. The above text comes from inputting my blog address into the site Wordle.net, which

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Posted in Editing, Teaching and Tutoring, Writing

How technology and the Internet have changed what we write, edit, and teach: Part 1

Technology and the Internet have changed how we write, edit, and teach. But how have things changed for these professions? Ah, 1993! I was attending the University of Missouri-Columbia and found myself researching in both the university library and the

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Posted in Editing, Teaching and Tutoring, Writing

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