Aug 18Liked by Matthew Moran

I really like the new name / brand. Aside from the cool alliteration, it immediately lets the reader know what they'll get to experience when they click on it.

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I always liked 'Arrogant Sage', but - hey - rebranding is good. Thanks for not using an X anywhere ... Looking forward to the next/new issue!

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Aug 14Liked by Matthew Moran

Well done! You're certainly not letting any grass grow under your feet! Good luck Sunday. I'll be spending the day with the grand-kids :-).


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Although you assert that we can either deal with change or resent change, you strongly suggest that one ought to simply accept change and realize that change is inexorable.

I want to make the case for REJECTING CHANGE:

1) That which is new is not necessarily better. Some people think that the new is equivalent to the good. We in America are such addicts for innovation that we forget that much innovation is crap.

a) Hitler's poltiics were new when he espoused them; that didn't make them good

b) AI is new; It isn't necessarily good

c) Social Media, algorithyms, and viral virulence are new; they gave us Trump

d) Giving the elderly robots as companions is new; it's pretty damn disgusting if you ask me.

2) Thousands of viewing opportunities on the internet are new. Because there are so many different things to view, content-makers want to produce something that will GRAB a viewer in 3 SECONDS. Result: A plethora of shallow, screaming, sound bites that grab one's attention and offers zilch in new ideas.

3) The avalanche of tech innovations has produced a new form of medical malpractice. The NY TIMES reports that the software, on machines delivering radiation to patients, is constantly being updated. 55 year old radiologists don't have the timie to review constant, cumbersome materials regarding unrequested upgrades to their software. As a consequence, at both NY's Mount Sinai hospital and Beth Israel Hospital, patients were injured because they received grossly excessive doses of radiation


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