Category Archives: Information

[Bad] TV Really Does Turn Your Brain to Mush

[from the July 20th on-line Washington Post.] How trashy TV made children dumber and enabled a wave of populist leaders Monitors at RAI television studios in Rome display Silvio Berlusconi’s message announcing his political debut on Jan. 26, 1994. (Franco … Continue reading

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Doctors Can’t Do Math

[Frankly, I’m getting a bit impatient with the number and variety of problems in the medical professions that seem to stem directly from the inability — even refusal — to address the self-generated errors that practitioners inflict on patients. At … Continue reading

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Seeming Failure to Curtail Fake News Twitter Sites Operating in 2016

We’ve posted this report in our Wake Me blog, but it also points to a core cybersecurity problem we all need to be aware of — via Seeming Failure to Curtail Fake News Sites Operating in 2016

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The Best Local/Regional Reporting in America

Well, probably. In any case, if you care about resource management issues in the American West, you cannot not read High Country News. Subscribe and then give them an extra donation — they’re that good. Here’s a story of the … Continue reading

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ISLANDS ADRIFT – Post Irma/Maria State-of-Preparedness of the Eastern Caribbean Islands

This report by BVI Beacon Editor Freeman Rogers and a team of reporters from the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) in Puerto Rico. Check the article at the link above for some excellent photography not shown in this text copy … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster Management, Futures, Governance, Information, Media, Resource Management, Small Island, Tourism

National Action Plan for Open Government, version 4.0

[Not sure that this news represents a vote of confidence in the Open Government movement or support for it by the US Government . . . At the least, the less-than-24-hours advance notice of the postponement of the meeting evinces … Continue reading

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Good Statement About E-Mail-Gate

This column from the respected Matt Iglesias, a commentator at Vox.com is the way the whole e-mail thing seems to me, based on my pretty extensive experience with internet tools over the past 20 years, to be about the way … Continue reading

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