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Keeping it Real after 9/11
Tuesday, 13 Sep, 2011
Keeping it Real after 9/11

This is the week we are all remembering our national pain, the outrage we all experienced when we lost our innocence ten years ago.
The horror of 9/11 was obviously an unspeakable trajedy. I’d like to use the memory and sadness we all share to add another dimension to this discussion, and possibly – with the brilliance of hindsight – […]

Our reliance on phones
Tuesday, 23 Aug, 2011
Our reliance on phones

My friend Steve Gershik, ready to print an interview of me, wrote me this email:
I can add in a line that indicates you’ve Wittenberg a number of books and point back to your web site.
I was curious and excited! I’ve ‘Wittenberg a number of books’! What did that mean? I looked up Wittenberg on the web. 1. […]

…in those days
Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2011
…in those days

I recently heard two young DJs chatting on the radio, discussing Dylan and the Beatles – you know, those old guys who used to be young and famous.
They discussed the time Dylan fans got angry when he began playing the electric guitar and wanted him to go back to the acoustic (Dudes – we didn’t have Acoustic […]

Les Mills: Fitness 10, Morality 0
Tuesday, 19 Jul, 2011
Les Mills: Fitness 10, Morality 0

In the recent release of the Les Mills Step Aerobics version #84, track #9, Madonna asks to be spanked, hit, tied up, in a perky dance number.
Millions of women will take Step class to this music. It  has no place in an international aerobics program where people attend to get healthy. And, the Mills team – a group promoting fitness worldwide […]

1&1 is a horrid web hosting company
Saturday, 16 Jul, 2011
1&1 is a horrid web hosting company

Last Monday, I got a note from a colleague telling me my blog was down. I tried it, and yes, it was down. Then I tried all of my sites – I have 6 – and all were down. I contacted my webmaster. Seemed the server was down. He called my server and finally got through […]

Plantronics, Part 2: the definition of un-customer service
Tuesday, 12 Jul, 2011
Plantronics, Part 2: the definition of un-customer service

As per my blog post a few weeks ago, I had problems with a phone I recently purchased from Plantronic. The first fix they sent me was a refurbished product to replace the new one. I refused that, and was then sent a new one. At each step of the way, I told the folks to […]