Monthly Archives: September 2010

Why the Prisoner’s Dilemma is Just a Game?

I believe I was first introduced to the Prisoner’s Dilemma while on my first journey at Hastings College.  However, I remember it best as part of Matt Ridley’s classic, The Origins of Virtue:  Human Instinct and the Evolution of Cooperation (1996).  … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy is Dead!!

For nearly 100 years, sociologists have deferred to the work of Max Weber as the cornerstone of organizational research.  At the turn of the 19th Century, Weber watched the Industrial Revolution usher in a new type of organization that he … Continue reading

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Legal Issues on the Web

Primarily two legal considerations dominate Web law discourse.  The first is Libel.  The second is Copyright.  Libel occurs when one individual publishes false and insulting comments in a mean or careless manner with the intent of causing injury to another.  Copyright infringement … Continue reading

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UnBearable Behavior

BACKGROUND In 2007, an Indiana Court of Appeals overturned a decision of an Indiana Juvenile Court regarding the behavior of a female, middle school student, refered to as A.B.  The Juvenile court found that posts to a MySpace page that were filled … Continue reading

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Launching The Noble Bear

Welcome to The Noble Bear. This blog is an attempt at discourse on the evolution of human communication.  It will examine communication in advanced cultures over the past twenty years.  A special emphasis will be given to exploring the effects of technological advancements on personal interaction and … Continue reading

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