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April 7, 2008 [ More archived home pages here ]

The Internet's Uncertainty Principle


The above image, Nocturnal Inquisitor is also available as a Desktop Background

Today's song is my newest GarageBand Riffs creation, Nocturnal Inquisitor (mp3) released today.

Many of my friends are late night folks, meaning they enjoy staying up late and surfing the Internet on a variety of topics. They sometimes come back and review pages on my site and derive new meaning from something they find here.

Of course, there are many strangers looking at my site and others on the web. Some people are into deep research about subjects that interest them. Some people are seriously researching other people on the web. Maybe they want a reconnection? Maybe they want an introduction? Maybe they just need to satisfy some questions in their minds.

Before the Internet, people researched using books, magazines, conversations, gossip, etc. Nowadays the process is magnitudes better, depending on how well sources are used in the research. Just because some data or information exists on a web page, doesn't mean that it is factually true. Also, just because information isn't easily found on the web, doesn't mean you can't use the Internet to find out.

I've written previously here about the myth of privacy on the web. Our lives in many ways are more open then at any time in the past. Not much anyone can do about preventing it either. A really determined researcher uses many ways to find out information.

During the day a person may appear meek and uninterested in doing Internet research. Then at night, they become enthusiastically involved in that activity. The magic genies of Google, Yahoo, and other search engines primes their inspiration to find things out. There's no "three wishes" limit either. I don't have any idea of what the limit is, I don't think anyone does. There probably isn't a limit.

In the end one question remains, Who's researching who? Or maybe in some cases the question really is, Who's researching the who, who is being researched themselves by their very own research activity? Some will better understand that perspective better than others...

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I published a new short story, Nocturnal Inquisitor.

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I updated the Kover Phlose to version 3.0 on my Time Out Of Mind Quartz Composer iTunes Music Visualizer Files page. Changes: Implement trackball or mouse movements with mouse-down to move animated covers around when present.

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My cousin, Linda B., sent me a couple more photo sections for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition Pictures Page 2.

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Charlton Heston passes away at age 84. He was one of my favorite actors. One of my favorite movies of all-time is, Planet of the Apes (1968) which by coincidence was released almost 40 years before to the day of his death.

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Did you know that getting colder is part of getting hotter? Aren't you convinced yet that we should turn our national economy upside-down on the basis of speculative global warming data?

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I am using free iTunes podcasts to improve my speaking of two foreign languages:

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This is a great video about a brain scientist explaining her stroke. She explains some very interesting revelations from her experience.

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Found on the web links for April 6, 2008 [ Link since removed ].

Don


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