Breeching the gulf of space and time …

What you’re looking at is a picture of my great-great-great-great paternal grandfather Edward Hopkin’s tombstone, located near Neath or Margam, Glamorganshire in Wales. Based on my research so far, he and his wife lived in the area their entire lives,...

A Few Thoughts on Maintaining Audience and Creative Integrity

Justin Kownacki put together a thought provoking piece, and addresses what is, to me, the most interesting aspect of not just writing, but anything that involves audience building (which for me, includes building blogs and video vehicles like like and on demand...

My Thoughts on the Impending(?) Ruin of America

One of the things that drove my political inclinations on this election cycle was the runaway spending and how addicted we are to our entitlements and military security. This doesn’t have anything to do with political ideology, although if you attach yourself too...

Facebook’s Launching an External Ad Network (or are they?).

I’ll make this quick, because I’ve spent most of the evening searching my old coverage of Facebook from 2007 in an unsuccessful bid to back up with written word what I remember predicting repeatedly back then – that Facebook would (or should) launch...

Breaking Analysis: A Timeline of the Autonomy Acquisition

CNBC has been doing a pretty decent job getting first hand perspectives from the players involved with the big news out of HP today, with regard to the alleged fraud and writedown of Autonomy that came along with today’s quarterly earnings from HP. CNBC has been...

The Data Scientists’ “War on Punditry”

I’m getting tired of seeing the "war on punditry" waged in the wake of Nate Silver’s accurate election predictions. These thoughts were spurred by a post I spotted by principal research scientist at MIT Andrew McAfee entitled The Pathetic Pundit...

Top Five Guests on #theCube [#bigDataWeek]

Next week is Big Data Week for SiliconANGLE and Wikibon. During our editorial call today, I opened up the view of our YouTube channel analytics to the beginning of the year. When looked at from that particular lense, it was particularly interesting to see that our top...

Are Googler’s Crazy, Or Am I?

According to a cartoonist (http://bit.ly/OIEKva), Google employees are in the top three groups of contributors to the Obama campaign, when ranked by employer. You’d think that despite their politics, as a group, Google would rather have a President that...

Facebook Owes You Nothing

Richard McManus and Robert Scoble have been poking around at the edges of this most recent Facebook privacy scandal. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the whole thing in a sentence: If you used Facebook in 2010 or earlier, you may have...

The Dude Abides

Many of you have heard me talk about my encounters with The Dude at SxSW (if not, go catch up). This documentary gives a nuanced look at Jeff’s more positive characteristics. It’s clear that the filmmakers either didn’t know Jeff that well (or only wanted to remain...

Is Big Data Scary for Most People?

This is a post about Big Data, and our inevitable near future. [View the story “Is Big Data Scary for Most People?” on Storify] Is Big Data Scary for Most People? This is a post about Big Data, and our inevitable near future. Storified by Mark...

A Response to the President’s Weekend Remarks about Businessmen

Dear Mr. President, When you go fuck off in November, please realize you didn’t fuck off all on your own. Millions of stupid, helpless Americans helped you fuck off by voting against you. Why does America hope you fuck off? Perhaps it’s because you can’t stop...

Howard Elias on #theCube at #EMCworld 2012

[View the story “Howard Elias on #theCube at #EMCworld 2012″ on Storify] Howard Elias on #theCube at #EMCworld 2012 Storified by Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins · Wed, May 23 2012 20:45:30 Howard D. Elias – Executive Biographies –...

EMC CFO David Goulden drops by #theCube at #EMCworld 2012

The highlights from Pat’s stay on #theCube. For the full video, see SiliconANGLE TV, or our YouTube account. [View the story “EMC CFO David Goulden on #theCube at #EMCworld 2012″ on Storify] EMC CFO David Goulden on #theCube at #EMCworld 2012 In his first...