Beauty is said to be in the eyes of the beholder. Why shouldn’t this apply to intelligence too, especially in this time of alternative facts? So here we go: As of today yours truly proclaims herself a stable genius. It’s time for the #GeToo – movement. Continue reading
I’m not free, you’re not free, the Internet isn’t free, lunches aren’t free, and all that free software out there is definitely not free either. You may wish to argue with me. Feel free. But that’s what it is – a feeling. Continue reading
I wish there was a “just for you, just on time” form of democracy. There is clearly a market for one.
Democracy is a little like saving. It’s a slow process, you experience setbacks at times, and your ultimate goal may seem unreachable all too often. Continue reading
You have probably heard of Dunbar’s number. It’s all about the size of our brain and our relationship groups. To be exact, it’s about the size of our neocortex relative to the rest of our brain. Continue reading
We keep hearing that “social media was enraged” or “social media went crazy”. Social media gets people fired, casts them off TV shows, has big corporations scrambling. There are no extinguishers at hand when the mob is on fire. Continue reading
Hate and self-interest are trending. Internet and the social media have provided the nasties with the means to find each other and create outlets for their bigotry.
Since they are truly nasty, in a way that this old lady doesn’t care to be, they do not hesitate to use these tools aggressively and successfully. Continue reading
Donald Trump is just a few weeks into his presidency, and already he and his team have made history. Alternative facts are here to stay. No executive order was needed. The world learned by example. To commemorate this, I decided to create a symbol, the alternativeFacts symbol. Continue reading