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DACS 26

On May 1st, the Danbury Area Computer Society will hold it’s monthly meeting, and it will be my honor to give a talk there about The Future. This will be the twenty-sixth year in a row that I have shared my thoughts

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My First Job: IBM 50 Years Ago

Hard for me to believe, but I finished engineering school and joined IBM 50 years ago today, June 1. I was very fortunate to have many jobs during 35 years there. Introducing the IBM ThinkPad in 1992 was special, but my

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Hacker and Hacking or Hacked?

Quest Diagnostics announced in November its patient portal was hacked. The hit exposed the personal information of 34,000 people. Laboratory results from blood tests were included. Quest joins the list of Sony, Anthem Blue Cross, the Democratic National Committee, and many others

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The internet or the Internet?

The Associated Press Stylebook has declared internet and web should be lowercased. Other style guides are also insisting on the downcasing of internet, and you can see the change appearing daily in major media. Vint Cerf, recognized as one of “the fathers of the Internet”, and I don’t

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Telemedicine Saves Lives in Disaster Zones

The UNHCR (the UN refugee agency) reported 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes in 2015. More than 21 million were refugees. Telehealth provided by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is helping them. MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization which delivers

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