Category : Musings

Saturday Musings: An Open Note to Pittsburgh's Youth

Dear Youth of Pittsburgh, I want to tell you about a sport that has more drama than football or hockey.  A sport where you can watch every play and see the skill of one man pitted against another.  One where you can see both individual excellence and team camaraderie displayed…

Saturday Musings: On What The Co-Founders of Google Are Going to Buy

The co-Founders of Google (Sergey Brin and Larry Page) have decided to take a little cash out of the equity monster that is Google.  The two currently own a combined 57,700,000 shares of the company.  They are each selling 5,000,000 of their shares.  There are business implications to this, the…

Saturday Musings: What if Kitty Genovese Had Been Murdered in the Twitter Era?

I posted yesterday about the book Super Freakenomics, which I just finished reading.  In a chapter on “unbelievable stories of apathy and altruism” the authors discuss one of the hallmark cases of apathy, the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964.  For those who are unfamiliar with the murder, she was killed and…

Saturday Musings: On MMOGs, the Matrix, and another Definition of Avatar

Before they were 10 foot alien bodies being operated by humans, avatars were a concept from the Hindu religion.  An Avatar is the form a deity takes when it descends to earth to interact with humans.  The concept has intrigued humans for as long as history recorded such musings.  Depending on…