Tame Bear on May 5th, 2011

With the emergence of ebook self-publishing over the past few years, it is now possible for anyone to produce their written works in an array of electronic formats and achieve broad distribution in a market eager for new material. Peter Oakley’s illustrated “Oceans of Light: A Users Guide to the Multiverse,” published last year via […]

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Tame Bear on December 11th, 2010

You all know me — Tame Bear — a fun-loving, philosophy-talking, techie-science-spiritualist brown bear of the Internet. Most of you are surely aware that I am not a real bear. After all, how many bears do you know that talk, that write updates on their WordPress blog, that tell life stories on their own podcast? […]

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Tame Bear on July 28th, 2010

When you’re looking for something specific on the Web, a search engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) is the way to go. But what if you just want to discover, without searching for anything in particular? Genuine surfing for the sheer thrill of discovery? Finding web sites you never would have found by searching, because it […]

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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 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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