Category Archives: Travel

Two India’s

I’ve now been in India for a week. Three days at the big Bollywood Conference (Frames 2013) in Mumbai, followed by three days in the holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges. The two worlds are so … Continue reading

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America 3.0 on You Tube

USC/Annenberg School has put a new version of my America 3.0:Rebooting After the Crash up on their You Tube Site. Watch it in the High Quality Setting. It will be up on I Tunes U next week as a free download.

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Bush's Constitution-Lite Zone

The U.S. Government has long maintained a policy that they have the right to stop and search anyone at the border. The Department of Homeland Security is now taking the position that “the border” is the 100-mile wide strip that … Continue reading

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Lost Worlds

I treasure great photography above all other arts, but was not really aware of the early autochrome work of the Lumiere Brothers and their associates. The colors have a wonderfully subtle gradation, almost as if they were hand tinted. Evidently … Continue reading

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The Next America

When you see a fork in the road, take it.-Yogi Berra The events of the past week have clearly brought us to a fork in the road. At any important decision point it’s often useful to do a scenario planning … Continue reading

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Northwest Passage Open

The Northwest Passage is no longer a myth. The North Pole is freely navigable as of last week.  

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An Advertising Gem

In an age where everyone is shouting with their advertising, its always fun to see a company go in the opposite direction. United Airlines hired an LA director named Jamie Caliri who used paper puppets and stop motion animation to … Continue reading

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1 Million Terrorists

You will be happy to hear that Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list will hit 1 Million names tomorrow. Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Program, spoke today along with two victims of the watch list: Jim Robinson, … Continue reading

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Vegas Hits the Hard Times

For a while entertainment analysts used to think that gambling was not a cyclical component of the economy–that people fed their gambling addiction in good times and bad. In Vegas it’s looking like that’s not true. With Americans cutting back … Continue reading

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Deny This

For the first time in human history you will be able to sail to the North Pole this summer. All of you global warming deniers ought to find something else to deny. Maybe evolution? Since the North Pole basically serves as an … Continue reading

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