me, 2.0: jose nazario
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NYC day trip
day trip to NYC for work. pictures from my camera phone (better, now that
i wiped off a bunch of dust from the lens) are of midtowm (on about 35th
street at about 4th ave), and jon (with crazier hair than usual).
my sister loves this city, but i'm not one of its biggest fans. while
there's a lot to do, it's just annoyingly hard to get around, dirty, and
on the plane ride home this evening, i read a fascinating essay in this
week's economist, The real digital divide.
post-tsunami blogs in january, 2004, often said that if there had been
more technology, the death toll would have been less. (you can see some of
these posts linked off of smart mobs, jan 2005
archive.) call me stupid, but i fail to see how an RSS feed will make
someone's life better when they need clean water, have only basic
literacy skills in some cases, and have to go earn a living rather than hang
out and blog all day. that's why i really liked the economist article, it
really opens your eyes to some of the real concerns facing people across
the great digital divide and how superficial and wasteful some proposals
really are. kind of reminds me of some of the suggestions to give
homeless people laptops that were floated around in america. like that would
somehow cure homelessness ...
music wise it's been a bunch of le tigre
and dr octagon
lately. i barely spent any time at my aggregator today ...
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