Monday, October 28, 2013

Living Fully in an Age of Intrusive Devises

Sherry Turkle on Being Alone Together from on Vimeo.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bill de Blasio on "Up Late With Alec Baldwin"

Bill de Blasio a couple of years back when he was running
for Public Advocate. Photo: Hans Sandberg
MSNBC launched Alec Baldwin's new show, which featured Bill de Blasio. Both men impressed. Alec for doing an extremely smart interview, which is part Charlie Rose and part Oprah Winfrey. Brain and emotion intertwined in a relaxed and charming embrace. And Bill de Blasio is a master communicator. He comes out as an extremely sensitive, intelligent and honest man, radical, but not extreme. I only met de Blasio once, but he made a very strong impression. He is a truly good person. And he is about to become mayor of the Big Apple. A good thought in these dark days when morons like Ted Cruz has been allowed to bring the world to the brink of economic collapse.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

More on New York's Next Mayor

Bill Keller, formerly executive editor at the New York Times, and currently an op-ed columnist, wrote a sensible piece about Bill de Blasio in the Sunday paper.

De Blasio was more surprising. As a candidate, he can come across as an outsider, this season’s insurgent, with a résumé that is long on community organizing and news conferences. So it was interesting to discover that he is also an astute student of how government works. Although he has had little executive experience, he has clearly paid attention during his time in the trenches of David Dinkins’s City Hall, the Clinton administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the public advocate’s office. Whether he can turn this education into practice is impossible to predict, but it is reassuring to know that he would arrive at City Hall with a sophisticated sense of the dynamics. (Being Mayor)