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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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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Recapping My Year-Long Content Experiment

From the desk of Agent Palmer

Starting last November 1, as the founder and primary writer of this blog, I embarked on a journey to create content – not just LOTS of content, but consistent content as well. Two posts per week for one year was my goal. And 12 months later, I have successfully completed my year of content.

In that year, I eclipsed my self-imposed two posts per week by averaging about two and a quarter posts per week. The stats never lie and they say that after one whole year, I have published not the minimum 104 posts, but 117, with the help of five guest posts (one from Field Agent Wacker and four from Agent Parker).

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A look at A modest tribute and deconstruction of one episode of The West Wing

SeventeenPeople dot com is A modest tribute and deconstruction of one episode of West Wing

One of my favorite shows is “The West Wing,” and as much as I may be a super-fan, designer John White has taken it one step further.

With, White has created a wonderful “live infographic” about one of the best and most classic “non-Dire-Straits-featuring episodes” of “The West Wing” – an hour of television known as “17 People.”

The episode itself, at its core, is about Toby learning the President has M.S. While everything else may be going on around them, this is the central point which, when it aired, had a great impact on what followed.

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