John Paczkowski

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Sadly, June Is Also National Accordion Awareness Month, and Accordionists, as We Well Know, Are Whores for Media Attention.


Did you know June is National Internet Safety Month? Me neither. But it is, thanks to Senate Resolution 205, which “calls on Internet safety organizations, law enforcement, educators, community leaders, parents and volunteers to increase their efforts to raise the level of awareness for the need for online safety in the United States.”

An admirable goal–encouraging parents to develop a better sense of what their children are doing online, right? Why not formalize what so far have been ad hoc conversations about Internet safety inspired by the latest MySpace scandal? It’s just too bad nobody seems to know about it–except the folks who created Resolution 205, who, let’s face it, are just as apt to block access to social networks and Internet chat rooms in federally funded schools and libraries as they are to declare June National Internet Safety Month.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work