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Practical Nerd: When content is KING-FM

Is there a place for an old linear medium in a bright shiny digital media world? That is the question that you might think haunts Classical KING-FM Seattle. Not only is it an old mass medium — radio — but its core content comes from composers who are, in many cases, hundreds of years dead…. Read More

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Practical Nerd: Three ‘secrets’ of the digital classroom

If you think you understand what’s happening in digital education because you follow digital consumer or business developments, think again. Because there are three digital technologies changing K-12 education that you’ve probably never heard of. I’ve worked in both consumer and education digital technology for nearly 20 years. The prevailing wisdom used to be that,… Read More

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Practical Nerd: Privacy vs. stupidity, a case study

This one goes out to you, Herbert. And to you, Phil. And yes, even you, Correspondent-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named. I’m afraid you’re all idiots. Because you are case studies showing that no matter how fervent the hue and cry is about Facebook’s privacy policies or tracking cookie abuse by marketers, a major threat to individuals’ privacy — and… Read More

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Practical Nerd: A Norwescon vision of tomorrow’s tech

I have seen the future. And it wears goggles and Victorian clothing. At least, that’s the immediate impression you might get after visiting Norwescon 34, which was held this past weekend near SeaTac airport. More than 3,500 attendees sold out the 2011 iteration of the long-running regional science-fiction and fantasy convention, in which “steampunk” (a… Read More

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Practical Nerd: Alaska Airlines’ digEplayer enjoys a long flight to obsolescence

[Editor's Note: We're pleased to welcome Frank Catalano, a veteran of the Pacific Northwest technology scene, as a GeekWire columnist. His new "Practical Nerd" column will appear regularly.] If you want evidence of how single-purpose gadgets are converging on sleek tablet form, you need look no further than the lowly airline in-flight entertainment device. Last… Read More