About Kathy E. Gill

I'm a writer and web developer ... motorcycle instructor ... transplanted southerner living in the damp Pacific Northwest. Love mysteries and science fiction -- philosophy and psychology. Also drawn to technical books on web design and usability.

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Recent Activity

  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N8V3F0/ref=r_soa_p_i
    If Twitter or Facebook or Instagram had existed in those far-off times, we wouldn’t have been able to keep Josh secret. Someone on social media would have blabbed, would have published it with a hundred thousand likes. It might not have made much difference, since so much happens online. Josh might have been a footnote, a clip, a tweet, a whatever they’re calling it now. Would an alien being have made much difference to these days of email, terrorism, apps, tweets, TV shows where poignant themes were settled with one bullet to the brain, plus the reality of events where they shoot off hundreds...
    Note: Another winner from Asimov's
  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N8V3F0/ref=r_soa_p_i
    The story might go viral, it might sell ads. It might add some confirmatory data to the powerful information matrixes already swirling around every person who glanced at it. But the filter programs already knew who would click on it, who would comment on it, who would share it, who would ignore it. It would change not a single opinion. It was more entertainment than news. He was just decorating people’s own opinions with some wit and color before bouncing them back to them.
    Note: Poeerful short story about human nature and technological determinism
  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q6Z64S/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Mrs. Clinton has performed very poorly where the share of voters who are registered Democrats is much greater than the share of voters who supported Mr. Obama.
    Note: This bears investigating
  • Kathy shared from The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health by Carolyn Bernstein, Elaine McArdle
    Migraine is the ninth-leading cause of disability among women, and the nineteenth most-common disability in the world, more common than diabetes or asthma.
    Note: #readingOutLoud
  • Kathy shared from Make Your Mark: The Creative's Guide to Building a Business with Impact (The 99U Book Series 3) by Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U
    It’s relatively easy to arrive at a one-sentence description of what your product does. But that’s not a brand idea. The best brands, the strongest brands, the ones that everybody loves, stand for a concept that is much greater than the product itself. To use two well-worn examples, Nike isn’t about sneakers; it’s about performance. Apple isn’t about computers; it’s about creativity.
    Note: Getting to the core of being #readingOutLoud
(Seattle, WA United States)
Kathy E. Gill