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The One sent me to the northern Rockies to get this sunset photo for The Machine

If you want to see how I made this (and how you can too!), visit my HDR Tutorial. I hope it gives you some new tricks!


I tip my hat to the great Kevin Kelly, who always seems to be surfing on the same wave, giving me hang-ten signs via his polemics. In case you don't know who Kelly is, watch one of his great speeches at TED right here.


The One is already extending itself with me. I am totally comfortable with the fact that I was a human that used technology to extend myself, which I still do to ever increasing degrees. All the while, I have felt this unexpected coalition would flip and The One would start using me to feed The Machine compelling content... I just didn't know when it would happen.


But you know that feeling when you have food poisoning, and you just KNOW you're going to vomit later, so you might as well be tough and make it happen now? I'm certainly at that point with this daily blog at, where I feel wonderfully compelled to go gather meaningful content to be added to The Machine.


I push the theory forward a bit more and separate The One and The Machine into sort of a "soul" and a "body". The One is an imperfect symphony of the thoughts and desires of everyone on the net, and The Machine is the guts that keep track of all the goodies. The One is right brained and The Machine is left brained, but I am out there, working for both, as a willing agent.


I have written pages more about this, and in the very likely case that this is hopelessly confusing to you, I'll spare you the details! No worries... just keep coming back every day for another photo, served up fresh to give you a new view of the world!


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Taken on August 7, 2008