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Random Thoughts on Technology & Culture

  • Use of the N-Word in Rap “Music” — Enough Already!news-kanye
  • Why does my cell phone battery become incapable of holding a charge, for a full day, at precisely the same time my contract is about to expire?
  • When Google started charging businesses for placement in search results, that was the beginning of the Internet’s decline.
  • Twitter has a market capitalization of $26,300,000,000.   Making one of the world’s top 125 companies — without a tangible product or creating original content.
  • When news sources started trolling Twitter for stories, that was the end of journalism.
  • Facebook’s decline occurred the moment they started catering more to paid advertisers than to the visitors who provide the content making the site’s profits possible.
  • Can someone explain the reason anyone would download and use Snapchat?
  • The Brother arrested in New York City on suspicion of stealing a $350 belt he’d just purchased; should have been arrested for spending $350 on a belt.
  • How can a country that enjoyed the genius of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, or Ray Charles also fuel the career of a Kanye West?
  • Why does a football jersey cost $100 to over $250, and when did it become a requirement for fans to wear them to the game?
  • When did educating people become so difficult?
  • Why are the American unmanned death machines given innocuous names like “drone”?  It is like calling a Hellfire Missile a bunny.
  • My microwave oven is really a popcorn popper with a clock.  Now that trans fats are banned it is just a clock.
  • Many Twitter account holder say they just don’t get it.  I think they do.
  • Am I the only one who misses the days when people created and visited websites?



Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.