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Remember When Cellphones Were Special?  Posted on 04/19/2014
Watching a documentary about the gadget innovations of the 1980s (think VHS, Pacman, PCs, Boom Boxes and the Sony Walkman), I recalled the amazing cellphones of my childhood in the 1990s and early 2000s. Click for a blast from the...
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A Letter For People In The Year 3 000 AD  Posted on 04/17/2014
If you're in the year 3 000 AD and able to interpret this, I'm sorry. I can't even begin to imagine what you're thinking about the rest of the Internet contents and other media from this period you're...
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Time Vs Money  Posted on 04/06/2014
Something that I spend a lot of time thinking about these days is the intertwined relationship between time, money and quality of life. Our employers pay us 'money' in return for the 'time' we invest, and that payment...
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Future Shock and beaches  Posted on 03/09/2014
In that wonderful spirit of honesty one can only attain online with total strangers, I'll admit to having recently been struggling with a rising sense of transience and anonymous pressure.Admittedly this has a lot to do with my recent...
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The day I became a Capetonian  Posted on 03/01/2014
Not My Plate, apart from those first two glorious lettersYou may dream of moving to Cape Town. You may even one day get to do that. You do not BECOME a Capetonian, however, until your car has a CA numberplate ... and you actually start to...
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Review: TomTom Go 5000 satnav  Posted on 02/20/2014
I'm not somebody who usually writes enthusiastically glowing reviews online of every toaster or toothbrush he buys, but the two newest devices in my life have completely changed that. The first was my first plunge into an...
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An Idiot's Guide (That's Me) to Online Dating  Posted on 02/18/2014
You could say that for a Romanian and a South African to meet online and now be living together in South Africa, looking forward to celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary, is a special occurrence.I know I would have, if I haven't...
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Romania's Media Landscape  Posted on 02/09/2014
Read their thoughts at helloromania.netSomething I've been dropping hints about on this blog for the past year is the fact that I'd been a recipient for a Romanian cultural journalism grant, which is the whole reason why I went...
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Recovering From Capitalism  Posted on 02/07/2014
How many people these days are really supporters of capitalism?Is there anybody who hasn't stared out of the office window of their nine to five job, and dreamed of being able to just walk out into the sunlight?Is there anybody who...
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