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Progress Out Of Digital Photo Organizing Hell

From the comments, tweets, and emails I got on yesterday’s post My Travels In Digital Photo Organizing Hell it appears I have a common problem. Basically, the existing photo approaches – in general – have created a massive mess. Apple and Google have just made this worse by continuously changing their underlying tools and approaches. Buried deep…

My Travels In Digital Photo Organizing Hell

I’m three days into trying to figure out the best way to deal with our large collection of digital photos that have accumulated since 2000. When I started (on Christmas Day – I figured it was a one day project) Picasa said we had around 35,000 photos. After several different clean up approaches, we now…

Enchantress of Number and The Concept of Universal Computation

When I think of geniuses who inspire me, Stephen Wolfram is near the top of the list. I’ve never met him but have followed him from a distance since I was introduced to Mathematica in grad school in the late 1980s. Backchannel just published a a long, detailed exploration of the life of Ada Lovelace and her work with…

What Is The “Third Wave” Of This Generation?

When I was 14, my dad gave me a copy of Alvin Toffler’s book The Third Wave It blew my fucking mind. I then read the prequel – Future Shock – which was good – but since my mind was already blown, it was anticlimactic. If you don’t know the arc of Toffler’s waves, they go as…