What's a Cybertopian?

If you do a web search on the term, you may find definitions that are less than flattering. That was certainly not my intention when naming this blog. I got the term from an interesting book I read a while back titled “Electric Dreams” (by Ted Friedman). If you like thinking about how computers fit…

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The Black Swan

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is one of my favortie authors, even though I’ve only read two of his books: Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan. Both offer challenges to anyone making predictions about the future (stock market behavior, corporate success or failure, community acceptance of a technology, which restaurant in town will survive for 2 years,…

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