Why we need emojis and smilies
Funny usenet story. There was a long thread about
seat belts. Of course lots of people were upset
that the US was then writing laws mandating their
One day, I took one of their posts and did a
find/replace from "seat belt" to "headlight" and
then made a tweak or so.
One sincere-sounding kid from Bell Labs (yep it
was a while ago) answered me with good arguments
(of course). That reinforced my growing
realization that people are unable to detect irony
or humor on the internets.
Sherman’s March to the Memes
Note to Walter, David and Rob I subscribe to a FB page named “General Sherman’s March to the Memes”, which is full of posts, both good and evil, but
Why I try not to download attachments
Every time you run a program on a computing device (desktop computer, cellphone, etc.), it has a chance to infect it with a computer virus. This is