Software Gone – did you forget to pay the rent?

There is something much more permanent about buying a program on disk or downloading an opensource program such as OpenOffice, Gimp, or Scribus and installing it on you local computer. No one can turn it off by the whim of Government or Company. It is yours to use for as long as it meets...

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Is WordPress a monopoly, Should we care?

An interesting discussion is happening in a number of places. Automattic and its CEO Matt Mullenweg are the force behind WordPress. Sure WordPress is open source but the platform is mostly controlled by Automattic. The move to adopt their Gutenberg editor in WordPress is a case in point. It is from my point of...

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The Last American

The Last American by J. A. Mitchell A new edition edited and designed by Clif Graves The American author, J. A. Mitchell, was a contemporary of Jules Verne. The Last American was first published in 1889. The Last American is a humorous and disquieting foreshadowing of what may come. This is a tale of...

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The Wave of Time

The Wave of Time Edited by Clif Graves Do we simply ride the wave of time, like a piece of flotsam on the ocean? Do we get thrown up on the ever-changing shore of a future that was always there? Do we create the future by our actions, or do we have no control...

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