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Solar System 2.0 Redux

Well Pluto got kicked out of the planet club today. It’s now a “dwarf planet.” Don’t they mean “little planet” or “sized-challenged planet”? The insensitivity of it all! Well, I will be sad to see Pluto go, and it will

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Solar System 2.0

Everything needs an upgrade once in a while. I guess it was the Solar system’s time. So now we still have Pluto [great sigh of relief] but … Surprise surprise! There’s a new planet you never heard of before making

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Is Pluto a Planet?

It seems to me that question of “Is Pluto a Planet” is not science. Yes, a single definition needs to be found and yes this definition needs to be applied to all future astronomical bodies we encounter going forward in

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Who is Daniel K. Appelquist?

I'm an American Ex-Pat living in London and dealing with the increasing complexities of parenting in the digital world. I am the Open Web Advocate for Telefónica, focusing on the Firefox OS project. I am a founder and co-organizer of the Over the Air hack day series as well as a founder of Mobile Monday London & Mobile 2.0. I'm a former .com CTO and subsequent .com refugee. I like a good burger.

If you are so inclined, you may find my public key on

The opinions expressed here are my own, however, and neither Telefónica nor any other party necessarily agrees with them.

My books:
Mobile Internet for Dummies

For more info, see my Linkedin profile.

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