Something different this month: a book review. I read a lot of books... a couple of hundred per year. Some are serious, some are fluff, some are instantly forgettable. But occasionally, to quote Francis Bacon, "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested... to be read wholly, and with diligence and … [Read more...]

My Talks at DragonCon 2013

My annual post in response to the people asking me "What are you talking about at DragonCon this year?" … [Read more...]

Scanning Old Paperbacks

I'm a book addict. I love books, I love people who write books, I love people who publish books, I love other people who love books. My wife and I own a lot of books. (5690 at current count, all cataloged in Delicious Library. And, yes, the shelves are categorized and alphabetized.) But... books are bulky. And heavy. And if you're away … [Read more...]

Twitter Thoughts

I tweet too much. I know, it's not a good use of my time. I should be reading "War and Peace" instead. In the original Russian. But I like Twitter. It feeds my need for serendipity and I've met interesting people in real life that I would not have met without Twitter. So let's examine the idea that Twitter is a way of peering into … [Read more...]

Social Engineering

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to an internal lecture at Mailchimp, right across the parking lot from our AMAC team. (If you aren't familiar with Mailchimp, they rock! Great solution for any sort of email marketing or email list management. Better than Constant Contact, and local!) The speaker was Kevin Mitnick. … [Read more...]

Roger Ebert’s Rules for Twitter

In reading the eulogies on Roger Ebert's death (RIP), I encountered his Rules for Twitter. You should read the whole article, but I'm extracting the key paragraph for me and posting it here: … [Read more...]

SpaceUp Atlanta

It's World Space Week! And to celebrate, some Georgia Tech students and friends are sponsoring SpaceUp Atlanta on Saturday, October 6, 2012. You should come! … [Read more...]

Kodak’s “Winds of Change”

This is a six-year-old corporate video developed by Kodak to be played at sales conferences... just a few months before the iPhone was announced. Sad to see that they knew exactly what was coming, and still couldn't adapt. … [Read more...]

Seven Minutes of Terror

I'm taking advantage of my column this month to talk about something that seems completely unrelated to EI2, but I promise to connect it back in the last few paragraphs. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the story! On the evening of Sunday, August 5th, a crowd started gathering in the Hodges Room on the 3rd floor of Centergy. By 6:00 pm, we had … [Read more...]

My Talks at Dragon*Con 2012

So people have been asking me "What are you talking about at Dragon*Con this year?" … [Read more...]