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The Covid-19 curves are bending at different rates depending on country, state, and county. You can follow the curves by country or state at Unfortunately, the deaths curves are continuing to rise. The healthdata site shows the projections. You can monitor the number of new cases by country or state at the Coronavirus Dashboard.

In last week’s e-brief, I wrote about how Zoom works nicely for family gatherings. I got an email from Khris Hall, Selectman from the town of New Fairfield, CT. She pointed out Zoom has allowed towns such as New Fairfield to continue to move forward with required processes, such as producing, publicizing, taking comment, finalizing the annual budget, and reviewing plans for new school buildings. She said, “We would be frozen without this tool.”

On Wednesday evening, Doug Maine and I presented “The Origins of the Internet” in a Zoom event hosted in the Virtual Playhouse of Bedford, NY. Doug and I were both involved in the early days of the Internet, circa 1993-1995. Doug was CFO at MCI and I was VP of Internet Technology at IBM. Twenty-six attendees connected and we had a robust Q&A session for a half-hour after our presentations. Zoom is not the same as being there, but we will all get used to video chats as a way to remain connected to learn and share.

The Founders Hall event for May 15 will be rescheduled to the Fall. Other author events are under discussion.





June 11, 2020

Meet the Author

7:00 PM

Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

May 15, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

Founders Hall
193 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Arpil 15, 2020

Origins of the Internet   with Doug Maine and John Patrick

7:30 PM with Zoom

´╗┐Virtual Playhouse
by Bedford Playhouse 
Bedford, NY

March 19, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Community Forum

11:30 AM

AdventHealth Palm Coast 
60 Memorial Medical Pkwy
Palm Coast, FL 32164

February 14, 2020

Health Attitude with John Patrick

8:30 AM

Senior Provider Information Network
2 Corporate Dr.
Palm Coast, FL

February 6, 2020

Tech Talk 9 with John Patrick

1:00 PM

Hammock Dunes Club
Palm Coast, FL
Private event: Request invite
Mail to [email protected]

November 14, 2019

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

New Fairfield Senior Center
33 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT

October 9, 2019

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Robotics Night

5:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
18 Old Ridgebury Rd
Danbury, CT

August 29, 2019

Meet the Author

5:30 PM

The Boiler Room
Hawley Silk Mill
8 Silk Mill Drive
Hawley, PA

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