Category Archives: Geekery

We’re not very good at predicting the future

When I was a kid I read a lot of science fiction.  I mean, a lot of science fiction.  I was fascinated by the creative and interesting story lines and by descriptions of what the future might look like. One … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday, 4004!

Ok, this could get really geeky really quick, but I’ll try to keep it readable. Forty years ago, on November 15, 1971, Intel ran the first ad for a new type of integrated circuit:  the 4004.  Why is this important? … Continue reading

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Encouraging kids to become engineers with office supplies

I commented on an article entitled “What Were Your Childhood Inspirations” on the Engineer Blogs site today with the following observations that 1) point out my age, and 2) emphasize my nerdiness. Continue reading

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9:45 a.m. EST on December 12, 1965

Where were you at 9:45 a.m. EST on December 12, 1965? What? You don’t remember? Maybe you weren’t even born yet? Continue reading

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Meet Yosemite Sam

The iPad is supposed to be all things for all people, but it falls short when it comes to one activity: reading books. For that I like the Kindle much, much more. Maybe even more than real books. Continue reading

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