The Smartest Book About Our Digital Age

ebay-mnEkqK_ChjmBsBg0ZBdQ70gIt Was Published in 1929
‘Ortega couldn’t have foreseen digital age culture, but he is describing it with precision.’ – Ted Gioia

‘Are you, like me, puzzled to learn that Popular Science magazine recently shut down comments on its website, declaring that they were bad for science? Are you amazed, like me, that Duck Dynasty is the most-watched nonfiction cable show in TV history? Are you dismayed, like me, that crappy Hollywood films about comic book heroes and defunct TV shows have taken over every movie theater? Are you depressed, like me, that symphony orchestras are declaring bankruptcy, but Justin Bieber earned $58 million last year?

‘If so, you need to read The Revolt of the Masses. You’ve got questions. Ortega’s got answers…’

How A Rogue PR Man Played The Greatest Prank In Sports History in 1974
‘…scouting director John Andersen perked up. “Wouldn’t it be great,” he said, “if someone would take a player who isn’t eligible for the draft?”

‘Public relations czar Paul Wieland liked the idea, but took it a step further. “Why don’t we just make up a player and draft him?” he asked. Andersen, for reasons unknown, suggested that the fictional player should hail from Japan. The country, Wieland pointed out, did have professional hockey. New Sabres head coach Floyd Smith was on board. Wieland remembers Imlach excitedly saying, “Let’s do it.”…’

Are Women Not Welcome on the Internet?
But it seems to me women are only not welcome in Techie sites
‘A woman doesn’t even need to occupy a professional writing perch at a prominent platform to become a target. According to a 2005 report by the Pew Research Center, which has been tracking the online lives of Americans for more than a decade, women and men have been logging on in equal numbers since 2000, but the vilest communications are still disproportionately lobbed at women. We are more likely to report being stalked and harassed on the Internet—of the 3,787 people who reported harassing incidents from 2000 to 2012 to the volunteer organization Working to Halt Online Abuse, 72.5 percent were female…’

The Comet Ison, 7 Year Tribulation, and 4 Blood Moon Tetrad
‘According to Gavin Finley a self-described Devotional Eschatologist (I guess I would call him an End Times Christian Evangelist), The Blue Kachina of Hopi Pophecy is none other the Comet Ison and it is the comet referred to in the Bible’s Book of Daniel in the section regarding Daniel’s Prophecy of the “70 Weeks” or “70 7s”

‘Finley believes this is now taking place. The comet comes before the subsequent 4 “Blood Moons”, a.k.a. full Lunar Eclipses. These Blood Moons will correspond with all of the Fall Feasts of Israel from now through 2015 – in an astronomical coincidence which has not occurred in over 500 years – and which Gavin (and certainly others) believes will initiate the Apocalypse and terminate this Epoch…’
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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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