Technology Category Archive

The Truth About Piracy

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

After posting the recent article on Copyright and Intellectual Property, I expected someone would question whether the whole notion of copyrights is fear-based.  Sure enough someone did.  It’s a very good question — is the whole notion of intellectual property inherently rooted in fear and scarcity thinking?  Should we feel free to pirate whatever we desire?  Or is […]

New York Times vs. Digg – Strange New Media

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Over the past several years, it’s been interesting to witness the shift from old media publishing outlets such as major newspapers towards new media outlets like web sites and blogs.  Even old media outlets that have major web sites aren’t quite the same as the new beasts of dedicated online publishing. Let me share some […]

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

As a blogger and a former software developer, I must frequently deal with copyright issues.  For most of my adult life, intellectual property has been my primary source of livelihood and remains so to this day.  While some people take issue with the concept of intellectual property and believe that all content should be free, I don’t count […]

Confessions of an A-List Blogger

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Since I receive many questions about this topic, I thought it would be fun to share a candid insider’s look at the reality of being an A-list blogger.  These are my personal observations, so I’m not saying they’re true of other high-traffic bloggers, but it wouldn’t surprise me if some of these patterns held up.  While I normally […]

Earn Passive Income While Web Surfing

Friday, April 13th, 2007

This post has been nuked since Agloco went out of business.

If Everyone Awakens Will We All Starve?

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Some people suggest it isn’t practical for too many of us to become purpose-centered.  Imagine what would happen if everyone on earth awakened to a noble purpose.  While we’re all busy changing the world, who will clean our floors and dig our ditches?  Will we all starve because no one will be willing to do the menial tasks?  […]

NSA Workshop

Monday, October 16th, 2006

If you’re interested in coming to Vegas to see me speak in person, here’s your chance. Next month I’ll be presenting a blogging/internet workshop for the Las Vegas chapter of the National Speakers Association.  It will be held at the Imperial Palace (on the Las Vegas Strip) on Saturday, November 11, 2006, 9am-4pm. This presentation will be geared […]

How Much Is a Blog Post Worth? Would You Believe $2400 Each?

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Recently I read Darren Rowse’s enlightening post about bloggers-for-hire being paid on a per-post basis.  Darren says the going rate being offered is around $2 to $20 per post… sometimes as high as $100 per post.  That’s a flat one-time fee with no residuals.  If such bloggers stop writing, they stop earning.  And apparently there’s no shortage of bloggers willing to […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Technical Skills

Monday, August 21st, 2006

In 10 Reasons to Develop Your Technical Skills, I explained why it’s important to develop your technical skills as an integral part of your personal development efforts.  Strong technical skills can save you time, increase your income, and enable you to extract the most bang-per-buck from your technology purchases. I promised you an article on the how, so here […]

10 Reasons to Develop Your Technical Skills

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Something I’ve rarely seen mentioned in personal development books is intelligent advice on how to develop and maintain strong technical skills.  At best you’ll see email, PDAs, and a few other basic tools mentioned, but that’s about it.  Even children can use email though. Solid technical skills are becoming increasingly important, and I don’t see […]