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Goodbye, telephone

Times are tough. We had to let our butler go yesterday. Well, he wasn't really our butler. "He" was a pleasant, cultured British voice that prompted callers to our land line to leave a message....

One Book, One Vancouver loses its local connection

By going to the edge of the galaxy for the 2010 One Book, One Vancouver title, the Vancouver Public Library lost its local connection.

Just because something's on the internet doesn't make it true

Are acorns in Emery Barnes Park toxic for dogs? You won't find out by searching the Web.

Welcome to Coleman Country

I’m still waiting for Rich Coleman to get back to me. I was trying out the B.C. cabinet minister’s new iPhone app -- Coleman Country -- when I came across an option to “Message Rich” hidden in the “...

Rape, murder and web immorality

A videogame about the Dawson College shooting in 2006 caused controversy this week, as did Facebook images of a Pitt Meadows gang rape.

Buy a vowel or two for Pro Education Day

An education advocacy group is going virtual to raise real cash.

Hamlet's Blackberry

Why continuous electronic connectivity isn't a good thing...

The Winnebago Man is coming to Vancouver

It was so funny it just had to be scripted, I thought. But it wasn't.

Flow, a Vancouver public art piece, is named one of best in North America

Flow, a photo/media-based permanent piece installed at the new Mount Pleasant Community Centre, has been named one of the best public artworks in North America.

Billion dollar man Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh speaks about "Delivering Happiness" at Grow2010

The Grow Conference took place Aug 19-21 at the Vancouver Convention Center. I didn't attend any of the conference sessions, as I spent all day interviewing over 22 Grow speakers, organizers, and...