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Just Finished Reading “Counter-Clock World”

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Counter-Clock World is a nice book, although I was a little confused by the storyline in the beginning. I love Philip K. Dick!

The inlay on my copy, which is a first edition paperback, is:

Time has reversed its flow: the dead are coming back to life, and people grow younger instead of older.

And this says it all, and still it’s this flow which is well described. From eating to sleeping, and even children being unborn.

A very good read, although being Philip K. Dick it moves you in a way you haven’t been moved before.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 20, 2009 at 6:49 pm

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Virtual World in Your Browser

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RocketOn is social networking from a browser plugin, you can visit sites and collect cool virtual items. Mashable said it Rocked in their article My Journey as a ROCKETON Avatar Rocked, but DarkReading found the twist.

In the article Free Virtual Goodies at Price of Privacy they expand on that. Naturally RocketOn are currently in Alpha, so bugs are to be expected, but this is different. It’s the Alexa Toolbar on acid, and it’s a brilliant marketing concept, except for the tracking cookies, possible bugs and viruses, and the privacy concerns.

Other companies with the same idea are Weblin and PMOG. That’s why I run my browsers in Sandboxie.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 15, 2008 at 6:48 am

No Sex please we’re Google

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So Google was hoping that they could avoid sex in their new “Virtual World Across Social Networks” Lively by making rules against it. No Sex in Lively? Yeah, Right!

They should really lay off the crack.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm

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