Archive for Jeremy Rifkin – Page 3

COMMENT: Being “Forced to Care” About Social Constructivism

In my blog post early this month entitled Is “Machine” the New White? I mentioned a 2010 book by Evelyn Nakano Glenn entitled Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America. I also mentioned that I would probably have more to say about Forced to Care in a later blog post. Well, that time is […]

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Is “Machine” the New White?

A few weeks back Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly declared on-air that both Jesus and Santa Claus were white. The reaction was swift. Biblical and history scholars pointed out that Jesus and Saint Nicholas have Middle Eastern and Turkish origins. Saturday Nigh Live cast member Kenan Thompson dressed as a black Santa during a skit to […]

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COMMENT: The Care and Feeding of Vinyl Records (part I of II)

Back when I was in junior high, I had an all-in-one Norelco stereo system. These systems were popular back in the late 1960s – early 70s. Each stereo cabinet would house a record player for playing vinyl records (either 45s or LPs, which spun at 33 1/3 rpms), an AM-FM radio, and a cassette player. […]

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Digital Skeptic or Analog Celebrant … Which Frame Would You Choose? (part one of two)

OK, pop quiz: Are you … a) a digital celebrant b) a digital skeptic c) both a digital celebrant and skeptic d) none of the above e) confused because you have no clue what I’m talking about If you answered anything but “e”, then more than likely you are familiar with the frames digital celebrant […]

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Reprint: Robots, Robots Everywhere

Robots, robots everywhere by Jay Nelson February 2013 issue of SWCP Portal (reprinted with the kind permission of the author) What follows is a reprint of an article by Jay Nelson that appeared in the February 2013 issue of Southwest Cyberport Portal Newsletter. Southwest Cyberport is the FHL Foundation’s IP or Internet provider. Their newsletter […]

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