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A few nights ago I had a 21st century dream in which the key event was losing my cell phone. In days of yore – say five or ten years ago – losing a wallet was the common dream image … Continue reading
An obscure author, Edward S. Ellis, who published a dime novel called The Steam Man of the Prairies 145 years ago, may prove to have been a visionary according to two recent news articles. The first, in the New York … Continue reading
In mathematics, an inflection point is the place on a curve where the curvature changes from concave upward (positive) to concave downward (negative) or vice versa. Andy Grove, former Intel CEO, gave the term a new relevance. In his management … Continue reading
Open: characterized by ready accessibility and usually generous attitude: as (1) : generous in giving – Webster’s Online Dictionary “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.” – Dick K.P. … Continue reading
‘“It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how … Continue reading
In a strange synchronicity after my robot post yesterday, our Sunday paper business section carried an article called “Robot surgery faces lawsuits.” The source for the piece is listed as Bloomberg News, and this appears to be original story, posted … Continue reading
At least a decade ago, when I worked in IT, I read a story online that I treasured like those special Dilbert clips everyone posts in their cubicle. Supposedly, a software engineer making $90,000 a year outsourced his job to … Continue reading
In 1984 I joined Intel as their graphic workstations were shrinking from video arcade sized units to large desktop computers. In my spare time, I sometimes played with a Commodore64 and saved quarters for Space Invaders. The first IBM personal … Continue reading