How Facebook Controls the News

What happens when large web sites hire journalists? > (…) many former employees suspect that Facebook’s eventual goal is to replace its human curators with a robotic one. (They) started to feel like they were training a machine, one that would eventually take...
Upgrading to Windows 10

Upgrading to Windows 10

After some 450 reminders from Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10, I began to think about it. See? Advertising works 🙂 So I’ll document how I’ll do this. Tues, Jan. 12th, 2016: Will I Yes or Will I No? I have Windows 7. The full name is Windows 7 Home...

What to Read…

Okay, so I read a lot. 2-4 books per week, plus a dozen or more articles. There are two very good blogs: 3 Quarks Daily: Collection of interesting articles and essays at 3Q. Arts & Letters Daily: Collection of interesting articles and essays at ALD. Both are...

What’s the Difference between Fiction vs. Non-Fiction?

What’s the difference between fiction and non-fiction? Okay, so I’ve written 12 published books and more than 75 computer manuals (I work in Silicon Valley). I’m now writing my first fiction novel. It’s a great experience because, although I’ve read quite a bit...