The Dog Blog

The Dog Blog is a great idea. Lots of fun. Can you guess which one is mine?


Manufactured Pop Culture

If you can come up with a better example of manufactured pop culture than this, I'd like to see. A shrink for a producer, two teenage Russian girls, a techno beat and lots of lesbian sexual themes. A good example of U.S. pop culture being taking…


The Way We Were

I've been a fan of Wired Magazine since issue number 1. Many think the collection of striped magazine covers that are still displayed on one of my bookshelves should be discarded, but I won't budge. This issue marks Wired's 10th anniversary and…


Sterling Speaks

I had the occassion to eat and drink with Bruce Sterling several years ago, so whenever I read something like this, I can picture him delivering with the typical Sterling zest: "Let me put this to you straight: cyberspace has become a slum. It's a…


William Gibson Blog

Blogging has momentum. William Gibson is on-line and operating a blog that gets updated daily. It provides for great reading from one of my favorite authors of all time. If you haven't had a chance to check out his latest book "Pattern…


The Simulation Argument

In 1994, I wrote a paper that looked at issues relating to virtual reality and philosophy. One of my main arguments was that true pervasive virtual reality, where the user couldn't distinguish or remember the real world, was closely aligned to…


Full UFO Disclosure

An interesting twist to an old debate..."Now a former White House chief of staff and an international investigative journalist want to know what the Pentagon knows, calling on it to release classified files about that and other incidents involving…


With Ambassador Swindells

A picture with the U.S. Ambassador to NZ taken during my recent trip. I found both the Ambassador and his staff to be extremely professional to deal with.


Helicopter in New Zealand

This picture was taken while I was in New Zealand. After flying through a valley and along a river, the pilot set us down on top of the highest peak in the area.


Server Move Complete

The devost.net domain has been officially moved to the new server and new site format. Unfortunately, my previous hosting provider had serious billing issues and I won't be using them any more.