Category Archives: Companies

What Is AI?

It seems to me…. “There is huge demand for artificial intelligence technologies.” ~ Yuri Milner[1]. In the 1950s when artificial intelligence (AI) originated, AI was described as any task performed by a program or a machine that if the same … Continue reading

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Gun Control And Common Sense

It seems to me…. “Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.” ~ Eliot Spitzer[1]. Let me preface my statements with the admission that … Continue reading

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Restoring Our Basic Values

It seems to me…. “It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century … Continue reading

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The Inevitability of General AI

It seems to me…. “We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” ~ Vernor Vinge[1]. I have frequently stated my belief that development of so-called artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable; that humans … Continue reading

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Lifelogging

It seems to me… “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon. Wearable technologies potentially could transform the way we interact with our environment and one another. Augmented reality Web browsers utilize information … Continue reading

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System Failure

It seems to me… “Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.”  ~ Steve Wozniak. Computers are fantastic devices – when they work.  When they (them, not us…) have problems, they become a source of stress, aggregation, and … Continue reading

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Document Publishing

It seems to me… “There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”  ~ W. Somerset Maugham. I recently began “attempting” to publish another book.  It has been a number of years since my … Continue reading

Posted in Alphanumeric, Books, Control Data Corporation, Dissertation, Donald Knuth, InDesign, Internet, ΤΕΧ, Linotype, Newspaper, Nroff, Print, Publishing, Terminal, Troff, Unix, Word, WordPerfect, WordStar, WYSIWYG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments