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We Haven’t Learned Our Lesson Since 1938’s Mercury Theatre Radio Broadcast of The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast

One of the main themes throughout the Battlestar Galactica remake was that “All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.”

When it comes to the now infamous October 30, 1938 Mercury Theatre radio broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, this sentiment is completely relevant in our current social media, news-of-the-moment Internet society.

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Seven Lessons from Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes to Help You Become a Digital Jedi

Sage Internet Advice from Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi was a legendary Jedi Master. He trained Anakin Skywalker, who would betray the Jedi to be come the Sith Lord Darth Vader and was mentor to Luke Skywalker. Having been apprentice to Qui-Gon Jinn and having worked along side Yoda and the rest of the the High Jedi Council, Obi-Wan is wise beyond his years.

Of all the Obi-Wan quotes that exist, many can be applied to modern day living, specifically using social media and the internet.

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Agent Palmer’s Gone Mobile: Geek Out While You Are Out

Geeking on the Go with Agent Palmer Mobile Site

It has launched! The mobile version of is now live and ready for your smartphone, so you can geek on the go! (You may already know this if you’re viewing this on your phone.)

Of course, it is paired down a bit as far as the wonderful design, that Ryan Lynn created for the desktop version. But all the goodness of the geeky content is more easily accessible from your phone. It’s more geek than your pocket can handle, or maybe just enough.

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Meerkat is Not the Next BIG Thing, It is just the Next Thing

Meerkat is Not the Next BIG Thing

Meerkat is trending. This is a fact. Partly it is trending because it’s a new name on the social media scene and partly because of its issues with Twitter’s Open Graph. But Meerkat is not new, nor is it innovative. It’s old and automated.

Meerkat has been described as SnapChat for live video with the added benefit of being tied into Twitter, so that all of your followers get the link to your live stream.

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Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy a Defense of the Unconventional Hero

Hackers heroes of the computer revolution

The New York Times called it “A remarkable collection of characters…courageously exploring mindspace, an innerworld where nobody had ever been before,” and they’re right. The book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy is as great a story as the real-life characters and their accomplishments that adorn the book.

Names you’ve heard like Wozniak and Gates, and those you haven’t like Felsenstein, Greenblatt, and Gosper are among the many mentioned.

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