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Remembering 9/11

Click image to enlarge This steel beam from the World Trade Center was brought here by the people of Ridgefield, Connecticut and stands to honor the memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. It is dedicated to those who fell and those who carry on. May we […]

Peggybank at patrickWeb

Click image to enlarge The origin of the word Peggybank is peg as in mpeg or jpeg, the format for compressed movies and pictures. Most of us that have been around for more than a few decades have 8mm films, VHS video tapes, 35mm slides, boxes of photographs, baseball cards, ham radio QSL cards, etc. in our […]

Digital IDs: a tool to reduce Spam

Reflection – written July 18, 2002 I have been writing and speaking about The Future of the Internet for more than eight years — as many of you have. One of the joys of this is the feedback received from all over the world — emails I have much appreciated and from which I have […]

Some Assembly Required

Reflection – written July 12, 2002 I have been struggling to rehabilitate my knee for more than a year now. After running for so many years, it is really hard to do without it. Doctors have recommended swimming but I am not a good swimmer and swimming has never appealed to me. A friend has […]

Do We Need the Interstate Highway System in America?

Reflection – written July 1, 2002 I had long wanted to take a trip from my weekend retreat in Pennsylvania down to southern New Jersey to visit my mother and then back to my home in Connecticut — all without using the Interstate Highway System. An extensive study was done entitled “40 Years of the […]