About Gary Burge
I am an experieced web programmer, techno-activist, romantic idealist, who never quite left the sixties, even though I became quite successful in the Internet space.
My business philosphy is different now than when I toiled in the bigco world. About a decade ago I experienced a life-altering epiphany: I was sacrificing my personal life and health to feed a corporate monster.
Tag Archives: Politics
By Gary Burge | Published: June 23, 2009
QUESTION: Won’t that drive private insurers out of business? THE PRESIDENT: Why would it drive private insurers out of business? If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care, if they tell us that they’re offering a good deal, then why is it that the government — which they say can’t [...]
By Gary Burge | Published: June 15, 2009
Using obamacon.met, I created this Iran Protest Poster. The original photograph of the man making the victory sign is by Farhad Rajabili.
By Gary Burge | Published: January 5, 2008
Dollars not accepted here The New York Times news blog, The Lede, reports that Indian officials are no longer accepting US dollars as admission to the Taj Mahah, one of the seven wonders of the world. For years, five US dollars were the standard ticket price. Now tourists will have to pay 500 rupees, which [...]
By Gary Burge | Published: December 29, 2007
The Des Moines Register, the most staid of Iowa newspapers, is inviting its readers to publish their own Iowa Caucus news videos on the Register’s YouTube page. Carolyn Washburn, editor of the Register, introduces the project in this video: At times insightful, other times just plain silly, the videos submitted so far are none-the-less fascinating [...]
By Gary Burge | Published: September 3, 2007
A quotation in a post by Mark Cuban led me to reminisce about how it was to have a president whom most Americans respected and many revered. It is one of my favorite sayings by John F. Kennedy: “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and [...]