Shift Happens

I saw this incredible video in my grad class last night and had to share. It reinforces my believe we are grossly under prepared for life in the 21st century in this world. The longer we fight to keep things they way they were, and not focusing on how best to use technology to our…

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Technology Revolution

I am a firm believer that when it comes to predicting the impact of future technology that if you’re revolutionary in you’re thinking that sometimes you will be wrong, but if you aren’t then you’ll never be right. Here are my thoughts on the future: – In 5 years, newspapers and magazines will be a…

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USB PC Repair Tools

For better or for worse, part of being a geek is that you become the computer “repair guy” within your circle of friends and family. Just like your car mechanic, you are only as good as your tools in your toolbox. Now, I don’t go everywhere with my laptop, but I do always have my…

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Computing Through the Eyes of a Child

Today was a significant day for my daughter in term’s of her fledgling computer life. It is hard to imagine that she will never live in a world that was not influenced by the instant messenger, e-mail, Google, mySpace, YouTube, Flickr, TiVo, cell phones, Xbox 360 (yes she even came after the original Xbox), Vonage,…

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Kids and Video Games

Does violence and sex portrayed in video games have a negative impact on children? Well, first and foremost it depends on the child. Some children are more mature than others, it’s a fact. However, children are impressionable and not until their late teens do they truly understand who they are and what they stand for….

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My Professional Pyramid

My goal, as a professional is to encompass the above 4 roles. Ideally, I would like to have a job that permits me to participate in all four disciplines. The two critical attributes form the base of the pyramid, engineer and leader, are core to what I want to be. As an engineer, I must…

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The Future of Technology

I like to consider my self a technologist and a futurist. As such, I not only enjoy about reading the latest advances in Wi-Fi or microchip fabrication; but I also enjoy contemplating how technology is shaping our society. Every facet of our life is being impacted. Unlike the pure sciences (physics, chemistry, etc.) which are…

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Standing Still

The world’s first semiconductor transistor was created in 1947, as of 2007 the modern microprocessor contains 291 MILLION transistors (Intel Core 2, 4 MiB model). A difference of only 60 years! And think about how much more powerful you’re newest PC is compared to your last. In 1903 man first took flight in a powered…

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