There is a New York City Charter Revision Commission hearing in Harlem on MONDAY -- yes, you got it -- Monday, July 26 at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th St. 8th Floor -- Bring ID and be there or be - well, you know the drill.....
PS -- boy I love hyperlinks!!!
Have a good weekend, try to stay cool!
4:55 pm -- Now concluding Hankster Summer Friday -- going off the air. Thanks for the input. One last reminder to check out Evan's post on The Hankster "Party Politics from a Psychological Perspective" and Damon Eris' post on Poli-Tea "Political Psychology and the Perversion of Political Representation Under the Conditions of the Two-Party State" [this is why I love Poli-Tea!!]
4:25 pm -- ok, we're back. So, here's another burning issue:
Sometimes people ask me why the fonts are so inconsistent on The Hankster, and I usually say it's because of the Two Party Domination. Personally I don't like it. Some other folks don't either. But it could also be because Tech Becomes Us.... - eh?
Ahhh... I feel better now that I can include hyperlinks in my posts.
4:05pm This email just in from Sarah Lyons, spokeswoman and press secretary for independentvoting.org
3:54pm: Friend d.eris at Poli-Tea sez I'd have sworn I read an article a few months back saying that the CSM went to a fully online-only model. Has it not begun, or was that wrong? Or are they only sending print editions to subscribers?
And here's the bag -- just for you doubting Thomases out there!!!!
What? You're "live-blogging" Friday afternoon?
Yes that's right, Hanksteristas. We've hit the Big Time!
And here's what's on my mind this afternoon:
I was just reading an article in the Christian Science Monitor on the train today (for non-New Yorkers, that means I was fortunate to get a seat offered to me by a young woman who might have noticed my exhaustion -- or was that exasperation? -- from walking a block and a half to the #7 train on the NYC subway line in 100 degrees and 98 percent humidity, to go to work...) about technology and how as a society we might be impacted by it. Seems there are 2 minds on this -- a pro and con. (We do live in an either/or yes or no democrat or republican gay or straight black and white kind of a world after all!)
If memory serves, the con people think that our brains are being re-wired to scan information, not read books and not think for ourselves, and to get hung up in hyperlinks that lead to --- nowhere?. Not sure, I forget the details of this position...
The pro people think we have more access to knowledge, surfing the internet is more like how life is where you go from one thing to the next not categorically but "naturally" or "realist-like" [my interpretation] and that everything is ok. Or we don't know if it's ok, but it's ok that we don't know whether it's ok. Or maybe it doesn't really matter. Well, now I'm not sure what they said because I had so many opinions and so little time to think about them because I had to get off at Grand Central and switch to the 6.
Nevertheless, I thought the article was really interesting and I'm wondering if I should put a hyperlink here or not.... Oh, what the hell! Here's the link to the Christian Science Monitor, but you'll have to wait for the online version of Tech Becomes Us by Gregory M. Lamb. (Yes, I cheated and got up from my desk to retrieve the hard copy from my bag of the CSM, which I now subscribe to and which comes to my mailbox -- no the one downstairs that you have to use a metal key to open... -- so that I could tell you the name of the article and the author. And no, it's not online yet.)
PS -- Does anybody think it's a marketing money-making thing?