Two minute take on Lev Grossman on Mark Zuckerberg cover of Time, December 15, 2014

cover photo by Ian Allen

“Wired Ambition”
Facebook CEO MZ wants to put every person on earth online

photo of MZ in Chandauli, India or a soundstage ala James Carrey movie

Technology: The Man Who Wired The World: MZ’s crusade to put every single human being online
pp. 32-40 but more like 6 pages

A subhead: colonialism 2.0

Spoke at an internet dot org meeting in Delhi in October ; later he met with Prime Minister

FB is developing exotic tech like drones, satellites and lasers like picture for the most remote regions — and will it compel people like me refuseniks to join or be ostracized?

Nut line: p.35: there is another way to look at this, not altruism but “an act of self-serving techno-capitalism”

the article is interrupted by 2-page spread for an AstraZeneca cholesterol product
an enthusiastic black woman fist pumping as her white doctor smiles kindly, “actor portrayal” upper belly pain, dark urine or yellowing of skin, and that is 20-mg dose v. 7 % placebo but I digress

Is Zuckerberg “on the spectrum” zev says no. et cetera

and 1:

I talked to Peter Yamigaya I think who is doing 2-days here at invite of Palo Alto manager Jim Keene from Akron and Florida and I hipped him to 456 case and he said we could talk in more detail, for Plasty in the new year. “Love Your Cities” or such. I woke wanting to write write write in espanol even about Pasatono and how far they are from Silicon Valley: Mexico not U.S.; Oaxaca, not D.F. Tezoatlan Mixteca not Zocolo, etc. Ruben Luengas Perez and them play Mexican Museum of Chicago and I saw I was born on the South Side, home of the blues and his band is like the blues of Mexico.

This is the unique nexus of Mark Zuckerberg and Ruben Luengas Perez. I got autograph tambien of 1 violin Patricia

And trying to circle back to Mother Jones Shane Bauer Warrior Cop vs. RoboCop monument in Detroit. Gunn graffiti hate crime hoax and Ferguson in that the media is fanning the flames and defining the terms: how is this, like Rodney King not “class, not race”?

I think this yo creo que este es pasatono numero cinco de plasty.

edit to add: I am a liar too and (out)lier or not in that this is 15 minutes of my Thursday not 2 but I did digress to a couple more pressing and planned things and outro with fitter happier little indinas. One Billion Fitter Happier Indians Sitting On The Fence:

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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