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George Schlukbier
George Schlukbier
Internet entrepreneur. A digital pioneer who as first mover in the Internet news marketplace built NandO and Total Sports creating unique products that were the foundation for web development. Consultant.


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Apr. 27, 2012 3:36 pm
I stopped traveling by plane in 2010. It was no loss because I have been flying regularly for about 14 years and I just don't miss the hassle. Business travel is not very good and personal travel is, in my opinion, much better by car or train. So, I found myself in the sad realization that my bonus points from the airlines were expiring because I wasn't flying and was not converting them to...  Read More
Apr. 12, 2012 2:55 pm
The problem with this DOJ (department of justice) suit is that it really does not address the fundamental problems with publishing. Amazon can coerce publishers to price books according to their dominant marketing position. If a publisher prices a book on Amazon between $2.99 to $9.99 it will receive a royalty of 70% of the purchase price. Any other price will generate a royalty of only 35%. The...  Read More
Mar. 12, 2012 4:54 pm
I do recall when I was first interviewing for a job as Chief Librarian for The Sacramento Bee I flew out to Northern California and arrived in the evening. My first dinner was with my good friend and still friend Peter Haugen and his boss Scott Lebar. It was a very good drunk as I recall and the evening just kept on going until inspiration struck and Peter or Scott decided it best to show me the...  Read More
Jan. 27, 2012 4:08 pm
As I publish ebooks it occurs to me that the greatest advantage for readers is the fact that we are digitally publishing many, many books. In the future we may rely on this format to help organize information. Everyone is comfortable and aware of content organized in books. We know that the title page, table of contents, chapter headings, footnotes, endnotes, glossaries, notes, index and appendix...  Read More
Nov. 3, 2011 10:21 am
Smart, witty and self-mocking, Baseball in the Garden of Eden is a charming narrative about the preposterous manipulation by Spalding and the Mills Commission to try and fix the founding of Base Ball as an American Invention. Original historical research debunks the myth that Abner Doubleday invented the game and through clever examination of primary materials explains the world of the 1850's....  Read More
Nov. 1, 2011 3:06 pm
While driving my #1 wife to work today, she reminded me of the significance about the numbers today and wonder if this could be a good omen? So what is our luck for 1. We must examine the origins of 1 in our culture and take a look at what 1 means from various points of view. Number One Historically the 1 indicates being 'One with God', the male phallus, a point (in geometry), and God the...  Read More
Oct. 26, 2011 5:33 pm
I came across this letter to the editor from a broad sheet newspaper while doing research at the Library of Congress. I post it to suggest that the advice is solid and should be considered by economists today. Source: Just Issued. A Neglected Point in Connection with Crises. CREATED/PUBLISHED Brooklyn, 1908. NOTES Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 131, Folder 31a. SUBJECTS ...  Read More
Oct. 13, 2011 11:46 am
Men's Basketball Season begins this Friday, October 14, 2011 at Midnight for the Duke Blue Devils and the Cameron Crazies. College basketball is the best way to really understand the passion and pride of competitive college sports and watching a game at Cameron Indoor is a unique experience. The seating capacity of 9,343 is a relatively small arena in the Division 1 NCAA. If you are a college...  Read More
Oct. 12, 2011 1:59 pm
Sustainable Community This section will be standard exploring topics on what makes a Sustainable Community: Community Policy; Water/Sewage; Recycling; Energy Efficiency; Air Quality; Transportation; Land Use; Housing/Community Development; Mobilizing Citizens/their Governments and Equity Development. Disaster Preparedness Disasters can range from the obvious: tornados, hurricanes, floods, to...  Read More
Sep. 13, 2011 1:41 pm
NC First: A technology employment program Technology should create jobs for North Carolina. I believe a digitization center will create hundreds of jobs and help re-train displaced workers in the service sector for our State. The long term advantage of converting records and historic materials indigenous to NC will support ‘open and transparent’ government by providing access to materials. The...  Read More to Shut Down Permanently on December 31, 2017

If you want to save a copy of your content, you must do so before the website shuts down on December 31, 2017. We will NOT be able to provide any assistance after the website shuts down. We are available at only until the shutdown to provide more information and assistance.

It was a noble 10-year experiment, but it turns out that the writers with the best content are the least adept at the tech required to publish under our model, which in hindsight, makes perfect sense. If you are dedicating your life to becoming an expert in your specialty, you don’t have a lot of time left for figuring out publishing tech.

It hasn't helped that we have entered an age of unprecedented polarization and antagonism which doesn't foster demand for a website dedicated to the respectful engagement of diverse views.

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