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Curating news about media, community and technology for people who aren't geeks. Maintained since August, 2000 by Rex Hammock, Founder/CEO of the content marketing and media firm, Hammock Inc..



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Photo: The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:37:43 +0000

The sun constantly paints new stories on the exterior of the new Museum of African American History and Culture on the Capital Mall.



Nashville, an Observation

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:16:59 +0000

(Updated: See at bottom) I am merely an observer of these things, okay, but…. Tonight, the Nashville/Davidson County Commission has the chance to both de-criminalize the possession of a small amount of marijuana and reject an ATT/Comcast anti-Google Fiber effort. (Note: For those who are stumbling upon this post, I live in Nashville.) While I’m […]



Happy 100th Birthday National Parks

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:08:55 +0000

National Parks have made me happy, so it's only appropriate for me to wish them a happy 100th birthday today.



Scott Adams’ Trump Prediction Update

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:45:31 +0000

Scott Adams, the Dilbert cartoonist, is the only person I’m aware of who, at the beginning of GOP primary season, said that Trump would win in a landslide. If I had not observed Adam’s insight into the economy previously on his blog, I would have dismissed his prediction. While humorous, his theory rang true because it was based […]



Who is Winning Between Upshot and FiveThirtyEight (Answer: We Are)

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:52:52 +0000

In the battle between FiveThirtyEight.com and NYT's Upshot, we are the winners.



Jason Bourne Spoiler Alert

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:27:34 +0000

Saw the new Jason Bourne movie. I can’t recall the name, but I think it’s “Now Playing.” Can’t really explain what happens except people look at computer screens while eerie music plays. I get stressed out looking at computer screens every day, so I know how that feels. In the movie, Jason Bourne no longer has […]



God Bless Ameri Khans

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:48:29 +0000

What are the odds of there being two men named Khan who, in the same week, did amazing things to teach millions of people lessons about American history and government? And I’m not talking metaphorically. I’m talking actual history like the kind that is taught in lessons and books. Here are the two Khans I’m […]