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What’s up in the Cloud(s)? Jul 12, 2013

In May, Adobe prompted me reflect on the “Cloud.” Adobe announced that it’s widely used “Creative Suite,” which includes things like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and many other software products would be transitioning to a subscription-based, web-based and cloud-based product, … Continue reading

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On Streeter’s The Net Effect: A Culture Digitally Dialogue Apr 25, 2013

In this Culture Digitally dialogue, we discuss Thomas Streeter’s book The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet (New York University Press 2011), part of the “Critical Cultural Communication” series edited by Sarah Banet-Weiser and Kent A. Ono. This dialogue … Continue reading

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The Internet? “If you’ve got a small business, you didn’t build that!” Feb 25, 2013

“The internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the internet so that all companies could make money off the internet.” US President Barack Obama, at a rally in Roanoke, Virginia, July 13, 2012 Suddenly, in the wake … Continue reading

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Why the Facebook IPO Matters May 18, 2012

Today the worlds of technology and finance collide yet again in the first day of public trading of Facebook stock. Facebook is not the first online social networking site (Remember Myspace? Or for that matter TheSquare?). Nor is it the … Continue reading

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Copyright and Tuition Hikes: Canadian Civic Engagement and Cultural Production Mar 19, 2012

Now that Bill C-11, Canada’s Act to Amend the Copyright Act, has undergone its second reading in the House of Commons, it will be subject to two more votes before it likely heads to the Senate and finally to royal … Continue reading

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