Comments Will Return

Just working on a new comments section. It will return shortly. In the meantime, feel free to download the entirety of the new issue of Arthur magazine, complete with my first column, here.   read more »

Arthur and more

Sorry about the downtime. Dan was trying to fix the comments to make it so I could easily delete bad posts, but it broke the whole thing. I just put back the old one. So we should be fine, and so should our friend, spammer bozhang. I am getting better at editing him out – […]   read more »

Iraqis Voting

Gotta admit, it’s pretty cool to watch the seventy-two percent turnout at the polls in Iraq. It’s also hard not to have mixed feelings. How do you feel? Are the elections real? Do they vindicate Bush and his posse at all? Are they simply a happy side-effect of an otherwise disastrous war? And how does […]   read more »

It Takes a Village

Nothing like having a kid to turn you into either a communist or a capitalist. The long radio silence has been due to the intensity of parenting an infant. Sure, it’d be intense under any circumstances, but I can’t help but believe that the difficulty attending to the 24/7 needs of a baby are compounded […]   read more »

What Do You Believe but Can’t Prove?

This year’s Edge.org question is out, and I had the honor of participating alongside a slew of interesting people. Edge founder John Brockman asked us to respond to the question, “What do you believe is true, even though you can’t prove it.” Answers here. My contribution, here. “I can’t prove it more than anecdotally, but […]   read more »

BitTorrent Over?

So as of yesterday, it seems the biggest BitTorrent servers, SuperNova.org and TorrentBits.com, have been shut down. BitTorrent is basically a peer-to-peer filesharing protocol, that allows a whole bunch of different computers to host the same files so that people can download them from multiple places at the same time – reducing the load on […]   read more »

Baby’s First Hanukah

I’m not posting as regularly as I’d like – the season, my work, and gestation support have gotten the best of my time. Still, I thought I’d share this strange, living collage of life at the Rushkoff’s right now. The menorah, a spontaneous gift from Genesis and Jackie Breyer P-Orridge. The foreground, my wife and […]   read more »

A question of scale.

So the other morning I hear all this rumbling out my window. It wasn’t the trash guys, but a giant movie crew shooting the next remake of War of the Worlds. See there, from my window – that’s Tom Cruise going up the stairs, and to his right, Steven Spielberg watching the take. So much […]   read more »

Assistance Received!

Two days ago, I put out the call for assistance, because the comments area on this blog had become overrun with spam (giant messages with dozens of links). The messages weren’t designed to attract clicks – they’re not so stupid as that – but rather to fool Google into thinking that their sites had many […]   read more »