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Reading E-books Anonymously

Months ago I was trying to decide whether it was worth it for me to purchase a Kindle reader (not an early adopter, I know). Since I was not sure, I decided to try first with the Kindle app on my laptop. I downloaded it, played around with it for a bit, and forgot about […]

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“Don’t do…”

Google has become such a huge and hyperactive company that it is often difficult to keep up with all its initiatives, and even its conflicts. Among the latter, the one that has been drawing most attention recently has been its problems in Europe regarding the collection of data on private wireless networks by its Street […]

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An infinite crescendo of on-line interactive debugging

In the hope of shedding some clarity on a bunch of ideas I’ve been struggling with over the past few months, I went back to read some classic texts about the internet. Among them, I got a hold of J.C.R. Licklider and R.W. Taylor’s  paper “The Computer as Communication Device”, describing the structure, features, and impact of a […]

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Tracking the trackers

Last September Adobe purchased Omniture for $1.8 billion. In my view, it was a surprising mix, and I went around trying to understand what was behind it. While for some people the deal seemed to make business sense , others were more skeptical. And I left it at that. But a couple of weeks after […]

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First

What a better way of starting the year (and the decade?) than by starting a new blog? It is actually my first personal blog ever, and I feel I should probably explain in this (its first) post why now (not before, not later), why the name, and what this is about. Let’s start with the […]

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