Facebook and iPhone apps selling like hotcakes

And by that, I mean, one at a time. You’d think that by now hundreds of popular Facebook and iPhone applications would have caught the interest of older established companies that weren’t able to move quickly enough to capitalize on these two most exciting development platforms. You’d think that established brands with profitable business models would realize that perhaps one of the best ways to reach an audience of millions of potential new customers is...
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Twitter’s Cosmic Powers

I originally wrote this article for Connect Magazine’s December 2008 issue. It’s been said that brevity is the soul of wit; it is also the soul of Twitter. Twitter is the world’s most popular tool for “micro-blogging.” Every day, millions of people use Twitter to answer the question, “What are you doing right now?” As soon as they post a “tweet,” everyone who follows them can see what they are doing right now. It’s similar...
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Near Death Experiences

No, this blog post is not about metaphysical near-death experiences, but I bet the title caught your eye. (As an aside, I read the book Life After Life as a teenager, and thought it was pretty interesting. Since reading that book, though, I’ve seen many efforts to commercialize near-death experiences that I think are bogus. I firmly believe in the immortality of all human souls, and I believe that some near-death experiences are genuine, but that...
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