Question 237 of 365: Is the username dying?

Image via Wikipedia I remember Hackers, the awkward mid-90’s movie, fondly. It represented a do-it-yourself future in which those who understood computers could game everyone else. And, for the most part it got that right. It also figured out that the hacker culture was going to drive an open source …

Question 209 of 365: What is the difference between a leak and a link?

Image via Wikipedia The wikileaks papers are exquisite. In their scope and its specificity, they are immense. I don’t fully understand all of their implications, but I know that they are not ordinary. They represent sharing on a magnitude that we have not seen for years. Or, at least that …

Question 151 of 365: How do we predict the future?

Image by louisvolant via Flickr Everyone is trying to devine the next big thing. Reading the tea leaves on Twitter or letting the alerts drift in to the inbox of your choice. We are all looking to get in on the ground floor of the next version of the web …

Question 105 of 365: Are we still allowed to be embarrassed?

Image by slambo_42 via Flickr You never know if you can fit underneath a metal folding chair until you try. I used to sing really loud just about any time I got the chance. Ask my childhood neighbors about my lawn mowing falsetto or headphone isolation. I really didn’t have …

Question 94 of 365: Should we buy and sell our screen real estate?

My wife and I sold our first house this weekend. It was the place that both of our children started their lives. It was the first place that we could truly call our own. And, it now belongs to someone else. It is theirs to experience and tell stories about. …