Tag Archives: Internet

Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Author Michael Harris on the Digital Revolution and ‘The End of Absence’

Journalist and editor Harris, our guest on Rag Radio, discusses ‘Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | October 20, 2014 Our guest on Rag Radio, journalist Michael Harris, … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Author Michael Harris on the Digital Revolution and ‘The End of Absence’

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Technocreep’ and how we are seduced by surveillance

Thomas Keenan has written a helpful description of the kinds of surveillance undertaken by corporations, governments, criminal enterprises, and just plain creeps every second of every day. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2014 [Technocreep: The … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Technocreep’ and how we are seduced by surveillance

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Chellis Glendinning :
A radical imagination: Dilemmas and desire while reading Pedro Susz

Pedro Susz is like a diamond; he has many facets… ‘Para una filosofía de la insubordinación’ reveals the rare mind that integrates erudition with vision. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 Pedro Susz is like … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
A radical imagination: Dilemmas and desire while reading Pedro Susz

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James McEnteer : How Intolerance Is Poisoning the Well

Art by Alice Brickner / Getty / Big Questions Online.Deadly discourse:How intolerance poisons our well Most public ‘discussion’ consists of one side lobbing insults at the other from across an unbridgeable divide. There is little genuine give and take. By … finish reading James McEnteer : How Intolerance Is Poisoning the Well

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Robert Jensen : Machines Change, Our Work Remains the Same

Early computer. Image from Corbis-Bettmann.The limits of internet activism:Machines change, the work remains the same By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2011 When I first got involved in left/radical political organizing in the 1990s, I don’t … finish reading Robert Jensen : Machines Change, Our Work Remains the Same

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Glenn W. Smith : Aristotle and the Cyberpoke

Photo of cyberpoke by Willie Pipkin / DogCanyon.Making real connections:Aristotle and the cyberpoke By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / January 6, 2011 Democratic political consultant and progressive Texas blogger Glenn W. Smith will be Thorne Dreyer’s guest … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : Aristotle and the Cyberpoke

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Dan Lyons : The Internet Splits in Two

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski speaks to media on net neutrality December 1, 2010 at FCC headquarters in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images.Compromise on net neutrality:The Internet splits in two By Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast … finish reading Dan Lyons : The Internet Splits in Two

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John Naughton : The WikiLeaks Backlash and the Culture of the Internet

Political cartoon from The Young Diplomat.Killing the messenger:The attack on WikiLeaks It represents the first really sustained confrontation between the established order and the culture of the internet… By John Naughton / December 6, 2010 “Never waste a good crisis” … finish reading John Naughton : The WikiLeaks Backlash and the Culture of the Internet

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William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire

Cartoon from Schrier Blog.Is FCC dropping the ball?The fight for a free internet By William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / October 15, 2010 Also see Mike Hanks’ companion article: Net Neutrality / Stop Thief! And see Net Neutrality … finish reading William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire

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Larry Ray : Amazon: Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

Graphic, with a tad of Photoshop by Larry Ray, from Mobile Reference.Amazon: Don’t call us, we’ll call you(Or: Dude, my shoe’s got a square toe) By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / August20, 2010 OK, I should never have … finish reading Larry Ray : Amazon: Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

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BOOKS / Dick J. Reavis on ‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains’

A worrisome message from Nicholas Carr:What The Shallows means for the left By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / July 10, 2010 [The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr (Norton, 2010; Hardcover, … finish reading BOOKS / Dick J. Reavis on ‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains’

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Salon et al : Romancing the Stone

On a roll: Image from Luminous Landscape.Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone:The Salon/Adobe/Oracle/Dell connection By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / July 3, 2010 As the recent replacement of General McChrystal by General Petraeus as military leader of the Pentagon’s … finish reading Salon et al : Romancing the Stone

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