Monthly Archives: June 2017

Blind Spots and High Winds

The first question I ask when encountering a piece of writing is: Who is the author trying to reach with this piece of writing? And if the answer is someone other than me, the next question arises: Will I benefit … Continue reading

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The Audience is Dumb

Many years ago, I worked for a professional services firm. The firm had bought the right to write a series of articles in a noted industry journal. When the partner responsible for these articles was injured, I was brought in … Continue reading

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Cyber Realism

An NYT interview with Ev Williams of Twitter and Medium has prompted some internet soul searching. “I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Mr. Williams … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom

“I no longer hesitated what to do. I resolved to lash myself securely to the watercask  upon which I now held, to cut it loose from the counter, and to throw myself with it into the water.” As with Poe’s protagonist, … Continue reading

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