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PopTech: Wired in the Woods

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:19 am (UTC-4)

Thoughts on a Webby World Doug Bernard | Camden, Maine When in doubt, just stare at the clouds and keep your mouth shut. It’s earlier this afternoon; I’m sitting in the BWI airport, killing a few hours before boarding a flight to Portland, Maine, and the 16th annual PopTech conference. PopTech is a yearly gathering […]

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PopTech: You Tell Us

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Adding Your Voice to PopTech’s “World Rebalancing” Conference Doug Bernard | Washington DC Camden, Maine, might best be described as one of those places that’s nowhere in particular.  A long way from just about everywhere, it’s situated at the lip of Sherman Cove, at the edge of West Penobscot Bay, which hangs over Maine’s Atlantic […]

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This and That

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 5:57 pm (UTC-4)
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Digital Frontiers editor Doug Bernard is away from his screen this week.  In his absence, we invite you to follow some of the following DF-related items. Malware is certainly making its way to portable devices, and in particular, the Android platform is under attack.  A  fake application is sneaking onto Android devices, with what is […]

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Who’s Censoring Whom?

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 9:54 pm (UTC-4)
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And Why Digital Storage May Not Be Forever Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: Who’s Censoring Whom? The Brookings Institute think […]

Goodbye to Steve Jobs

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 1:14 pm (UTC-4)

The World Reacts to the Passing of an Innovator Doug Bernard | Washington DC   He was “the leading light” of the digital age.  At least, that’s according to one of his fiercest rivals, Sony CEO Howard Stringer.  He didn’t just raise the bar, said Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, he created “an entirely new standard […]

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Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 2:04 pm (UTC-4)

Can A Computer Do Your Job – And Does It Want To? Doug Bernard | Washington DC In 1949, writer Kurt Vonnegut saw something that amazed him.  Working at a General Electric plant, he noticed a large machine that cut the rotor blades for jet engines.  “This was a very expensive thing for a machinist […]

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