Posts tagged politics


If The World Wide Web Was A Person…

Yesterday, the World Wide Web celebrated its 20th birthday. It was born on August 6, 1991 when Sir Tim Berners-Lee launched the first webpage in history. Now it’s official: the Web is not a teenager anymore! But it will be one more…

August 7, 2011, by

Online Business

Will BitCoin Ruin Us or Make Us Rich?

There are days when you realize that the future, once distant and glorious, pregnant with potentials has arrived a long time ago – and is here to stay, cramming its utter weirdness right down the throat of our present on…

May 31, 2011, by


Where Democracy Goes to Die… (Coming Soon To A Country Near You)

When I first saw the images of what’s happening in Spain, I was dumbstruck to see how similar they looked to those from the incidents in Egypt, just a few months ago. If it weren’t for the buildings in the…

May 27, 2011, by


The Future is Here: Now what?

Imagine you start documenting something that changes faster than it can be documented. This is the experience I’m currently having writing the sequel to “A Mindful Guide to Online Living”, which zooms in on one aspect of the “Online Living”…

March 2, 2011, by


On Power, Authority, and Egypt

Analyzing the Revolts In a long analysis of the Egyptian unrest and the possibility of the overthrow of the Mubarak presidency, long-time left-of-center middle east observer Juan Cole wrote in “Egypt’s Class Conflict“: Why has the Egyptian state lost its…

January 30, 2011, by

Learning English

Stretching The Human Psyche

An Idea That Didn’t Come Easily It is not an exaggeration to say that I spent a large chunk of my life working towards what I am writing in this article. I knew there was something here, and I was…

January 12, 2011, by

Learning English

9th Innings, Closers, and Politics

Baseball Idioms In Politics Here’s an excerpt from this article on a bill to boost health compensation to “first responders” (health workers, firefighters, police officers) who responded to the World Trade Center attacks and are believed to have suffered higher…

December 22, 2010, by