Category Archives: Personal experiences

Ordinateurs sans frontières

We are 100 years from the War To End All Wars and the ripples of this global tragedy still echo down through the century into our lives today. The boundaries drawn in 1919 as arbitrary lines on paper shaped all … Continue reading

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Rotten Burroughs

To be a civil servant in 7th century China one had to pass The Imperial¬† Examination. This exam was designed to identify which candidates had achieved the required academic and level and to determine who had the temperament and dedication … Continue reading

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Responsible tech

Not a day goes by, it seems, without some new civil liberties issue being raised about the security of our data. Hacking of credit card numbers is a global industry. Theft of copyrighted media is a worldwide pandemic. Scammers destroy … Continue reading

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What is the value of Data?

My favorite event of the year is the Defence Information conference held annually in the UK. It brings together the leading Ministry of Defence and Uniformed Services IT executives to talk about a range of topics. This year’s theme was … Continue reading

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Upcoming presentations – see you there

We’ve be experimenting with a new way of interacting with IT executives to determine how they see their roles and their peers roles in the organization. Using what we call the Social-IT Game, we set team members the task of … Continue reading

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Cliff and the Shadows

It is remarkable to think that Rock and Roll was struggling to it’s feet in the United Kingdom around the same time that I was struggling to make my first few steps in a pretty little mining and market town … Continue reading

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20 reasons to review your portfolio

Today I spoke with my broker and with the 401k administrator. My portfolios of investments do not contain any “gun stocks” nor do any of the investment products I have invest in gun stocks either. I will not profit from … Continue reading

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