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This weekend I read a story about the information kept by e-readers–how long you spend on each page, what you highlight, what notes you take, whether or not you finish a book, when you read, etc.  Get the heck out of my reading space!  Granted, the library can tell what books I’ve checked out and how long I keep them, but not whether I’ve read them and at what time.  Or where.  Unless you count the sand I’ve left in a few bindings.

My daughter ordered a doll from Disney last week and we received a confirmation email with a tracking number.  I just looked to see when it might arrive.

I hope this doll never needs to go into witness protection because her early movements are well documented.  You never know when you might want to know how long your doll spent in Memphis.  Really, two days in Tennessee seems excessive.  It’s such a skinny little state.  And why hasn’t she left Maumee? Does anyone stay there by choice?

Location Date Local Time Activity
Maumee, OH, United States 07/02/2012 4:50 P.M. Arrival Scan
Cincinnati, OH, United States 07/02/2012 1:15 P.M. Departure Scan
07/02/2012 8:41 A.M. Arrival Scan
Nashville, TN, United States 07/02/2012 3:40 A.M. Departure Scan
Nashville, TN, United States 06/30/2012 9:05 A.M. Arrival Scan
Memphis, TN, United States 06/30/2012 1:03 A.M. Departure Scan
Memphis, TN, United States 06/29/2012 5:56 P.M. Origin Scan
United States 06/29/2012 5:23 P.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

Information is powerful.  The ability to share information is even more powerful.  Ask any of the governments challenged by the Arab Spring.  Or those tweeting Entertainment Tonight even as  I write to give their opinion on who should have custody of little Suri.  Because custody should be decided like the next American Idol.  Or what gets published.

Democracy is beautiful.  Information is powerful.  But moderation is the key.  Ask the Greeks.  They knew enough to block their ears from the sirens.  Those too stupid to do so jumped overboard.  Darwin, baby.