Episode 38 - The Mid-Terms Through the Looking Glass

A rather historical event in the United States gives us an interesting opportunity to examine a bunch important dynamics through the lens (or “Looking Glass”) of Technology and Choice as a tool. There may never have been a time, not only in the United States but the rest of the world, when we have been so connected and yet s...

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Episode 37 - What is the Semantic Web? with Jonas Smedegaard

Semantics has to do with meaning. What if we could tie information together on the web by meaning, rather than by webpage? In this conversation we find out a bit about how this is beginning to be achieved, and how it is creating vast new horizons for how the internet will soon be used. Links Solidbox site Prior episode wi...

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Episode 36 - Creator and Created, a Conversation

As the creator of something, do you give it life? As a fiction writer, does a story acquire a life of its own? As a software programmer, do you sometimes feel that what you’re creating has something to teach you? Is your creation of any sort just something you do and have done, or do you nurture it and query it about what it ...

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Episode 35 - Open Source, Debian and FreedomBox, with Jonas Smedegaard

Jonas Smedegaard has been part of the central team that maintains the Debian operating system for many years. Debian is a very important part of the open source ecosystem with a core team of about a thousand, with tens of thousands of contributors. Many other projects benefit from the work done by the Debian community. In th...

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Episode 34 - On Writing and Research, with Robert Worstell

My old friend and sometimes co-host, Robert Worstell, returns and we explore the topic of research, especially from the angle of learning how to write fiction, and writing in general. Over the years Robert has rolled up his sleeves and plunged into many subject areas to establish for himself what the underlying principles ar...

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Episode 33 - The Meritocracy Chronicle (Log 1, Entry 1)

The Meritocracy Chronicle will be a regularly recurring segment, dedicated to discussing and documenting the evolution of the game SFEOS and the principles of crowd founding. See links below for more details on both SFEOS and Crowd Founding. The term meritocracy can have a variety of connotations and meaning, depending upon ...

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