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A Perspective on Futurism

Posted on Dec 7, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Compilation of facts and thoughts on futurism origin and effects.

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futurism, culture

Autodesk Moving to Rental-Only for Software

How a company made for artists is pushing a policy that promotes more starving artists instead of thriving artists
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 13, 2014

Autodesk is now making plans to stop selling perpetual licenses and move all future business to a rental-only model.

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software, sales, consumer, license, perpetual, rental

A Perspective on Patriotism

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.

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patriotism, patriot, patriots, nationalism, america, culture

Look to Tomorrow

Posted on Aug 21, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on using the past as a tool to guide tomorrow.

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past and future, poem, poetry, shawn olson

Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
Donald Olson and Brianna SmithDad shows Hayden thumb trick.Dad smiles in HatDon and Donna Olson.don and shawnOlsons in Grove Citydonald and beverly olsonOlson Wedding PhotoDonald and EthanOlson Boys when Don moved outDad and HaroldFaith and Dad on CouchDalmas and DonaldShawn's First Birthday with Mom and DadOlson Brothers in KilldeerOlson Family Portrait.Olsons 1990Shawn, Doug and Donald.

My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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donald olson, don, eulogy, death, died

Numb Memory

Posted on Mar 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on pessimism about the future.

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poem, poetry, shawn olson

The Paradox of Cultural Relativism

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

An skeptical essay on the paradox of cultural relativism when taken to an extreme. My stance is that cultural relativism is only valid in a limited scope and should not be used to justify barbaric and supertitious societies.

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cultural relativism, paradoxical relativism

Seamless Tear

Posted on Aug 24, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Poem by Shawn Olson about relishing in the moment and looking forward to the future.

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seamless tear, time, healing, cycles

The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web

The Brave Journey

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Poems to encourage one from succumbing to despair, to try and find strength to bravely face the future.

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