Tame Bear on April 28th, 2010

This week Apple passed 10 billion songs sold on its iTunes Store. The sale of individual songs made it possible for you and me to buy the one song we really want from an album without having to buy the entire album. Sales of individual songs precipitated the demise of the audio CD as a […]

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Tame Bear on April 25th, 2010

Turning the page in an ebook reader is one way to test the realism and attention to detail the makers exacted to simulate real-world book reading. Kindle does a nice job of simulating page turns. You can just tap, which does a quick flip to the next page. You can do a slow swipe right-to-left, […]

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Tame Bear on April 25th, 2010

In this week’s episode of “Flash Forward” (ABC), we learn about Dyson Frost’s “Garden of Forking Paths,” an enormous map sketched in chalk detailing multiple forks in his travels through time. Frost is in search of alternate futures, mostly a future where he lives past a particular date, but also a future where the whole […]

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Tame Bear on April 21st, 2010

For several years now I’ve been describing to people why I meditate, though this is the first time I’ve written about it here. Meditation is a rewarding practice; the more I do it, the more I appreciate it and want to continue in the practice. I can list a few of the obvious reasons: It’s […]

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Tame Bear on April 21st, 2010

Treesh and I went shopping for a freezer last summer. You know, one of those chest freezers you keep in the basement to store everything that won’t fit in the refrigerator freezer in the kitchen. We did a lot of canning and freezing from the garden last year and needed a place to put it […]

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Tame Bear on April 19th, 2010

As an avid technology watcher, The Bear tracks a number of trends on the World Wide Web, observing how new services come into common usage and are integrated into our daily lives. One hot rising trend in recent years is “social networking,” exemplified by services such as MySpace, Orkut, LinkedIn, Facebook, Bebo, Twitter, and Google […]

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