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Digital Innovation Across the Divide

A discussion on Internet evolution, technology, security, e-business and creativity.

 

Digital Divide

Two billion on one side, five billion on the other.  This is not the “globally connected” world we believe it to be.  How can we make the Internet accessible to everyone, everywhere?

(Cyber) Security

Without privacy, we have no means to safely discuss dissenting opinions: we have no democracy.  The erosion of freedoms in the name of national security is damaging that which they seek to preserve.

Creativity

Fiction is the greatest lie one can tell; it can be spun without guilt, created without fact, and shared without limits.  Creative writing is a ventilation outlet for the overburdened brain.

Tech

To trap creativity within rules, to wrap ideas in logic, to blend science and magic: that is technology.

e-Business

We live and work in a global economy; barriers are falling rapidly while innovation is spurring new ecosystems.

Else

If… Then… Else.  There is always an else, the exception case, the alternative, the bastard child.  This is the 5Ws + How else.

I invite you to join the discussion and share your thoughts: they matter.

The Discussion

Musings from the Digital Edge
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When is Cheryl’s Birthday? The Solution

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How to Use Colors in Bash Scripts Made Simple

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How to Use Arrays in Bash Made Simple

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Understanding Bash Functions Made Simple

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How to Use a Remote Database with Web Platform Installer (WPI) in IIS

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How to Get Ping to Report Failure in Linux

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How to Get your Current Fedora Version

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How to Clear the Windows DNS Cache

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Using the Wizdler Chrome Extension

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Switching Fedora Flavors – Changing the OS Product Type within the Same Version

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Site Revamp

A new look for the year ahead!  I’ve changed everything on this site to turn it into  a Rich Internet...