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Does LinkedIn Want to Occupy Your Website?

In the coming weeks you will see a new landmark domain “Dispute Resolution” case in India. A couple weeks ago, LinkedIn started a “Reverse Domain Name Hijacking” attempt against linked.in — this means they are trying to use their trademark … Continue reading
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Nearly everyone gets paid from fraud — but fraud hurts the ecosystem in a massive way

On the heels of “What Most People Don’t Know About Social Media” and “Number 9, Revisited“, John Battelle writes: There’s only so much time in the day, and only so many pages where actual human beings are really paying attention, … Continue reading
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Language, Smart Terminals, Infinite Bandwidth and Distributed Network Effects

Recently, a friend of many years asked me why I think domains are important. This is a very smart person, and one who I also expect has read the “Wisdom of the Language“. Suffice it to say I was a … Continue reading
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Quora co-founder Adam D’Angelo describes the essence of the Wisdom of the Language

I think there is too much focus on what is first, what is new. It has to be about what is actually worth reading that is going to become important. According to the Wisdom of the Language, what is worth … Continue reading
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Old Scene, New Scene: How to move from Particular Proper Names + Intellectual Property towards the Cult of the Commons via Common / Natural Language

I don’t believe in Beatles. In “God“, John Lennon disavows belief in many things — and most of these things are things that many do believe in fanatically… they are essentially old-fashioned cults. I would like to contrast these with … Continue reading
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Trusting Individual Humans vs. Trusting Natural Science

I have often been disappointed when trusting individual humans, but I have rarely — if ever — been disappointed when trusting natural science. And although it is a drastic oversimplification to say “individual humans are subjective” or “natural science is … Continue reading Continue reading

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Education involves the Standardisation of Socially Sanctioned Language and Rituals to be used for the Indoctrination of a Society’s Members into the Socially Sanctioned Socio-Behavioral Repertoire and Societal Belief System

I am currently reading (and almost finished with) Peter Berger’s and Thomas Luckmann’s “Social Construction of Reality” — and I’ve decided to jot down this note before completing my first reading. The book is quite densely written, and I expect … Continue reading
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The Exclusive Web

You’ve may have heard of the term “walled garden” before, but in my opinion before saying “yay” or “nay” to an open vs. a closed web, it makes sense to figure out what is being talked about — and I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Building the Perfect Human App on Top of the Human Operating System (Human Language)

This weekend, while chatting with a facebook friend, a new “Wisdom of the Language” metaphor occurred to me — and it’s one that eradicates the arbitrary distinction be “natural language” and “artificial language”. It’s very simple: if you want to … Continue reading Continue reading

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