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Category Archives: Art of Communication

‘Cool CEOs Don’t Need an Education’ is a Cynical Marketing Ploy

You’ve seen this proposition numerous times in the last couple of years. Start-up kings don’t need university education. Savvy youth don’t need a degree. College is not for everybody. The … Continue reading

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April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

SiliconCowboy has a New Look!

Howdy friends, by now you have noticed that my blog has a new look. It’s actually a free WordPress theme called “Suburbia” by WPSHOWER. The home page features 14 posts … Continue reading

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February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats?

As of about mid-January 2013 there is a blog post circulating, mostly among conservatives, that suggests that “The Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US [With a Gun] Were all … Continue reading

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February 7, 2013 · 97 Comments

Studio Bongiorno Soft Opening Is A Smash Hit

Last weekend I attended the ‘soft opening’ of Studio~Bongiorno, an eclectic art studio shared by several artists at 500 Lincoln Street in Santa Clara, California. The studio is primarily owned … Continue reading

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January 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

SiliconCowboy’s Best Blog Posts of 2012

Just for fun, I have compiled my 15 favorite posts of 2012. There were many more, but these are the ones that stood out for me. Three of these posts … Continue reading

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December 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Journalism Groups Seek Policies on Plagiarism and Fabrication

The Society of Professional Journalism and other journalism groups are seeking newsroom policies and best practices for the prevention of plagiarism and fabrication, as part of a project to curate … Continue reading

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December 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Five Memes that Need to Die Swiftly

I love that Taylor Swift song, “We Are Never Getting Back Together.” I think of it every time I see these tired themes come up.  Can we agree to split … Continue reading

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December 12, 2012 · 1 Comment