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I’d Say It Was More Than A “Mistake”

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When I talk to my children I tell them these are lies.

I think it’s time for Lyons to go… Boy seems a bit out of his depth.

Wired’s Steven Levy Says Dan Lyons Is Making Things Up About Him, Apple, And Newsweek | via Silicon Valley Insider

Dan confirmed his mistake to us in an email, saying “Yes, I misspoke on the Kurtz show. I feel bad about the mistake. I apologize to Steven.”

Written by Jeffery Battersby

April 6th, 2010 at 10:45 am

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Steven Levy—How the Tablet Will Change the World

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A kind of top-down view of, yes, the iPad, but, more broadly, the tablet. And who better than Steven Levy to tell the tale?

How the Tablet Will Change the World | via Wired Magazine

It also represents an ambitious rethinking of how we use computers. No more files and folders, physical keyboards and mouses. Instead, the iPad offers a streamlined yet powerful intuitive experience that’s psychically in tune with our mobile, attention-challenged, super-connected new century. Instant-on power. Lightning-fast multitouch response. Native applications downloaded from a single source that simplifies purchases, organizes updates, and ensures security.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 22nd, 2010 at 11:17 pm

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The Next Big (Smartest?) Search Engine

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Steven Levy’s Wired Interview with Stephen Wolfram re: Wolfram’s new search engine.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

May 11th, 2009 at 7:15 am

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Steven Levy on the Burden of Twitter

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Wired writer Steven Levy on his guilt/remorse response re: his involvement with a variety of social networking sites. 

We hear a lot about privacy violations by Big Brother and Little Brother. But what if the fault lies not in our siblings but in ourselves? For a reality check, I called Marc Rotenberg, head of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and an utter hawk when it comes to protecting personal data. He told me to relax. “One aspect of privacy is the ability to project yourself as you choose,” he says. Services like Facebook and Twitter are strictly opt-in, so as long as the information isnt divvied out to marketers, Rotenberg is OK with it: “That is freedom.”

I share some of Levy’s ambivalence here. In short, it’s my right to publicize what I want to about myself, but those I love should have the choice to “opt-in” before I blast their personal details to the universe, which is why I almost never post personal info or photos of my family on my blog, Twitter, Facebook, et. al.

Then again, I think there are maybe 5 people following me on Twitter… so how much does it really matter?

via Wired, Steven Levy on the Burden of Twitter .

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 10th, 2009 at 10:05 am

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