A couple decades ago the costs of putting up a website seemed really reasonable–especially as compared to pre-Internet media like books, newspapers, and encyclopedias. A lone webmaster toiling away in the wee hours of the night could get a site up and running with HTML and CGI by the break of dawn. Pages were static,… Continue reading The Cost of Doing Internet Business
Set the Dial to 1998 Let’s power up the time machine and take a quick trip back to the wide world of tech around 1998. Microsoft was the Khaleesi of software and controlled a vast empire through Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. Microsoft marched its conquering army of apps over the desktop and through the… Continue reading Is It 1998 Again?
When I was a lad I would sneak into my fatherâ€s den and ransack his library. This was the early 1970s and I discovered all sorts of treasures, many of which I could barely comprehend, including The Godfather and even The French Lieutenantâ€s Woman. But the one book my pre-teen brain could parse was Future… Continue reading Future Shock Reloaded
I just completed reading, at long last, Isaac Asimovâ€s The End of Eternity. Like many of his novels, EoE is a morality play, an explanation, a whodunit, and a bit of a prank. The hero Andrew Harlan, is a repressed buffoon at the mercy of various sinister forces. Eventually Harlan finds his way to a… Continue reading Eternity versus Infinity
About twelveÂ years ago I attended a management leadership training offsite and received a heavy glass souvenir. When I got home after the eventÂ I put that thingamabob, which officially is called a “tombstone”, up on a shelf above my desk. Little did I know that after more than a decade of inert inactivity thatÂ souvenir would launch… Continue reading Faceless Phone
Welcome to 2016 day one. Imagine if onÂ today we could accurately predict what will happen in 2016? We could write a blog post with predictions and then gloat when they all come true! Here are some of the outcomes I would like to be able to predict: Which movie will win best picture? Which candidates… Continue reading First Day of the Year