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I Could Not Press the Computer Keyboard Buttons

February 13, 2014

Folks, I've been doing some monetary support for the computer center at Mfangano Island, and have recently received a few updates from people who have been using the center. I wanted to share their stories with you. Here's Eric's story: It was in June 7th, 2010 that I first joined Ekialo Kiona Center. Though I… Read more »

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Big Idea 2014: How to Fix Washington's Approach to Tech

December 10, 2013

Much of the business of Washington is based on getting info around, much of the good news has not been reported, and I'd like to get the word out to make things better. This is the short, oversimplified version, based on 37 years of direct observation in both private and public sectors. This is mostly… Read more »

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11 Disruptors Creating Social Change to Follow on Twitter

November 26, 2013

Hey, it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all of the big problems that need fixing in the world. With issues like bad actors preventing folks from voting  and the search for news we can trust, how do we expect to react to colossal disasters, global health crises, and other really big stuff? The deal… Read more »

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"The Baroque Cycle": The Moment I Realized History RTs Itself

November 25, 2013

Around ten years ago, I read this historical fiction trilogy by a really influential science fiction writer, Neal Stephenson. At that point I had relinquished all management control of the site I started, was doing pretty intense customer service, and I was thinking about what it all meant. My nerdly take is that The Baroque… Read more »

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15 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

October 18, 2013

Hey, a coupla weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the Top 10 Women in Tech orgs. And recently, a lot of folks have been talking about the importance of women's leadership in tech. The Women's Media Center released a report with two big data points: At its current pace, it will take until… Read more »

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New Poynter book re: journalism ethics

September 30, 2013

Hey, I'm working with Poynter to advance their efforts related to journalism ethics in the new digital world, and they've released a new book: The New Ethics of Journalism, that's the direct result of the Digital Ethics Symposium that I sponsored last October. The book is co-edited by Poynter Senior Faculty Kelly McBride and Tom… Read more »

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