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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