Speculating about the Future of Google+
28 January 2013 | 6:43 pm

Despite a strong initial start, in the universe of social media it’s widely believed that Google+ will never replace Facebook. That said, I’d like to get all Thomas Friedman-y and speculate wildly from a very limited personal anecdote.  Namely, my 6th grader just begged to be allowed to join Google+.  Begged!  Stomping and huffing was […]

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Fires on the Mountain: Facing the Inevitable
14 January 2013 | 7:58 pm

This weekend, Australian astronomy faced a horrible setback, as a large wildfire swept through the area housing the Siding Spring Observatory. Luckily, no lives were lost, and while some support buildings were destroyed (including the fire shed, ironically enough), the damage to the telescopes initially appears to be far less than it could have been, […]

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Ten Toys That You Won’t Mind Buying
19 December 2012 | 7:16 pm

If you’ve ever had to shop for kids toys, you know it can be a demoralizing experience. Rows and rows of schlock, organized in alternating rows of “pink” or “camo”, anchored to their boxes by 43 twist ties, reeking of child labor and waste.  (Can you guess how much I like shopping?) To help you […]

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