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Tech World 2017

Do the world a favor this gift-giving season. Keep your thought-dreams to yourself, and encourage others to do the same. Don’t buy any digital tech, for yourself or anyone else. Think of how many “real books” you can buy for the cost of even the cheapest IoT gizmo. So use that money to buy and give books instead. You won’t regret it, and neither will those on whom you bestow that bounty. […]

In Memoriam: Liu Xiaobo

Chinese poet, dissident, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo died of acute liver cancer on Thursday, July 13, 2017 while in police custody. Liu Xiaobo’s wife, the noted poet and photographer Liu Xia, has been under extralegal house arrest since Liu Xiaobo received the Nobel prize. Liu Xia’s whereabouts are currently unknown. With her husband now dead, she has become de facto the most internationally recognized symbol of opposition to the oligarchy that rules mainland China. […]