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John Miedema
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Mixed media artist 🎨 Image text code. See more at http://johnmiedema.com
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December 2017 Newsletter from John Miedema Nearly one year after launching the After Reading series, I have learned important lessons about myself, my project and its delivery. Thank you to readers who have helped me reflect on this. You know who you are.…

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This site is rapidly losing its After Reading images and posts! What is going on? No worries, I am undertaking the “leap” I mentioned previously. Announcements forthcoming. Hold on.

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Fall is a time when I think about what I have accomplished in the year past, and what I will do in the year ahead. It has taken me nearly a year to write 70 posts in the After Reading series. About a dozen more would have concluded Part I of the series. I…

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I caught the bug for technology from Star Trek, when I was ten years old. Star Trek debuted in 1966, the year I was born. Created by Gene Roddenberry as a western in space, it lasted three years and was canceled. It was it reruns that the show found its…

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Phaedrus is the chatbot for my website and Facebook page. I created it on whim, first as a simple “Hello World” version. A second version was functional and prettier. This third and final (for now) version has actual language smarts. You have to play with…

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Link My friend, “Kerrumba,” said that my chatbot needed a name. He suggested “Phaedrus.” Kerrumba groks this. Maybe it also needs a new picture? I recently posted the “Hello World” version of my chatbot. It did not do much. The new version is much more…

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I built my first “robot” today, using snatchbot. If you visit my site and click on the avatar on the bottom right, you will be able to chat with it. That, or click here. It is very basic at present, but it is learning. Visit soon to see improvements.

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And slowly I arrived at a realization so startling I was almost afraid to believe it. I found, as I moved through this subterranean forest, that I could imagine a book, known or unknown, read or unread, and be certain of the path I would have to take to…

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A book is a binding of truth. Truth is out there, first in the world, long before anyone commits it to paper. The written form is subject to the errors of brain and body and language, a lesser truth. A book is a stack of papers bound on edge, pasted with…
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