Blast from the past – the computers of 1985

A recent trip to visit my parents unearthed gems of a forgotten era. (Yes, I realize bowties are coming back and possibly never left, but ponder the Boston Computer Society Publication aka Computer Update). First we ask ourselves – will online shopping replace a trip to the store? Note the Nov/Dec 1985 date up top…


Why hackathons are not nonsense – or how a short term art salon/NaNoWriMo is pragmatically useful

View from coffee line, rockstar TEDActive barista making my drink 2011 . You learn a lot by watching the process! Thanks to a link from Dare Obasanjo, I was reading Scripting News ” Hackathons are Nonsense.” It’s a perfect nugget of thoughtful skepticism, where he notes that you won’t have a Julia Child movie about…


Gotdotnet & the 7 year switch – to CodePlex!

I had a chance to chat with Sandy Khaund today (I know, people at Microsoft actually TALKING to each other! without the aid of computers! how NUTS is that!!??!!) about Gotdotnet closing its doors in July 2007.We reminisced about the good, bad, and the bitchy (that last was me of course 🙂 ) and what Gotdotnet…

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