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Infocom Zork 1 Floppy

It is nice to own a piece of history

My Passion on the Go

Where ever I am working, my computer, my coffee, my water, and my passion are all with me.

Taking Notes

There are a lot of note-taking tools and task management tools out there; some are conventional physical notebooks, such as bullet journaling, or digital, mainly one or more of the mobile apps on y...

AI Winter

Vivaldi’s Winter sonnet in his masterpiece Four Season has an Allegro piece that is translated as “we tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, for fear of tripping and falling. Then turn abruptly,...

Volunteering at a Retirement Center

Every technologist must visit a retirement center at some point as a mere observer or volunteer. I have been donating some of my time during the weekends helping out at a nearby retirement communit...

Morocco Semi-final Worldcup

This photo says it all for #Morocco, the first African team to reach the semifinal in #FIFAWorldCup and the first Arab team to move head past the first stage. More importantly, it created a sense o...

The Whole Earth Catalog

Just in case the world ends sometime soon, the geek in some of you might want a copy of the 60s and 80s Stewart Brand “whole earth catalogs.” Even though the catalogs are references to buying anyth...

Memex

Early thoughts about knowledge sharing, which we now associate the Internet with, include a thoughtful article, “As We May Think,” written in 1945 by Vannevar Bush in the Atlantic Magazine. His tho...

IT in the USA

Pre1987 US map of computer companies - taken from Ted Nelson’s “Computer Lib” book. I was surprised to see Xerox Portland Oregon Research Center

Corporate Logos

BMW updated its corporate identity logo two years ago. The last time this 100-year-old company which continues to appeal to its customers, young and old, was 20 years prior. Its powerful logo is re...