Ask A Silly Question…

Ask A Silly Question…. Why are silly questions important? This article gives new insight!  

SEL Layer 8 Rumors

Lain’s reach into the internet is increasing. How is she changing as a person? What character traits has she developed or lost? Look at the discussion questions for this episode at http://www.amdmathews.com and post your responses here!

SEL Layer 7 Society

Lain has attracted attention from some interesting sources. The MIBs are working for a mysterious person who asks Lain questions about her identity. Why doesn’t she know the answers to these quetions? What does it mean about her? In other events, the strange man walking with all of the weird equipment meets an unhappy end…

SEL Layer 6: Kids

Now we are nearing the middle of the series, and we can see significant changes in Lain and in her relationship with the Wired and with the real world. You may be able to recognize some recurring themes and concepts. As this series was created over ten years ago, some of the technologies that were…

A little Malcolm, A little Starbucks

Today was the anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. People have been remembering him all day. Malcolm X was a tremendous speaker and activist, but I think what moved many people even more was his change from Black Nationalism to an inclusive humanistic message. Nevertheless, regardless of what he had to say, he had a gift…

Hello, My Name Is…

Don’t you hate calling tech support? No one likes it, but what I really hate is when you call for support, you reach someone with a distinct Indian accent, and then she tells you her name is Monica or Jane or Sally. Or maybe he tells you his name is Sam or Max or Peter….

The Consequences of Omissons

I didn’t do a good job of taking care of myself last week and got sick. It’s not the best excuse for failing to write on my blog, but it will have to do. There were things I could have done that would have made the week better, but in the end I had to…

Valentines Day!

Ok, so I skipped writing on Valentines day. Sue me. It was great, though! Lots of people have hard time on Valentines day. They struggle to get the right gifts, to spend the right amount of money, to buy the right card, or to book the right restaurant. I didn’t want to go through that….

The pen is mightier than–um–what was I doing?

I said I was going to stop complaining about how badly I am doing on my quest to write on this blog every day, but here we go again. The other week, I thought I might just  switch to the PostAWeek Challenge because I was really not making it every day by a long shot….