The New Model 100

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Has anyone else noticed that iA Writer's "focus mode" turns your iPad into a TRS-80 Model 100? Some of you are too young to remember the Model 100. I travelled with one of these bulletproof boxes for years, starting in 1984. It ran forever on AA batteries. It had a full-size keyboard for touch-typing. The acoustic couplers would connect you to … [Read more...]

The Gods of the Copybook Headings

A few verses worth re-reading given the events of the past few weeks: When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace. They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease. But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick … [Read more...]

Redacted Feedback

Earlier this week, I attended a set of company pitches by startups trying to raise venture capital money. I was wearing my investor hat, not my Georgia Tech hat. The organizer asked for my feedback. I gave it to her. I figured it was worth sharing here, with the identifiable details REDACTED to protect the guilty: The [COMPANY REDACTED] … [Read more...]

Midtown Atlanta Apple Store

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Putting the final touches on Midtown Atlanta's new Apple store (Spring Street and Armstead Place). … [Read more...]

“The global climate movement has become the kind of embarrassment intellectuals like to ignore.”

Great column by Walter Russell Mead. Read the whole thing, but here's an excerpt: The global green treaty movement to outlaw climate change is the most egregious folly to seize the world’s imagination since the Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawed war in the late 1920s.  The idea that the nations of the earth could agree on an enforceable treaty … [Read more...]

Where Do We Put the Sidewalks?

I'm not a Catholic, nor a right-winger, but I loved this quote: the mandate to care for the poor and the vulnerable need not necessarily translate into state action: We are commanded to feed the hungry, not to vote for the guy who will tax another guy to pay another guy to run an agency to feed the hungry. via Gay Marriage: Where Do We Put … [Read more...]

Maserati in Tech Square

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Continuing my series of quick snapshots of cool cars in Tech Square. … [Read more...]

Why I love my PhotoJojo lens

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iPhone 4 pictures taken from the same position in a hotel ballroom, before and after attaching the lens. Click to embiggen. (This is Gov. Perdue of North Carolina speaking at the Southern Growth Policy Board; confusing, because we had our own Gov. Perdue in Georgia until six months ago!)   Standard iPhone 4 photo With PhotoJojo … [Read more...]

Three Governors on Stage

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Gov. Haslam of Tennessee, Gov. McDonnell of Virginia, Jay Timmons (Natl Assoc of Manufacturers), and Gov. Barbour of Mississippi on stage at the Southern Growth Policy Board meeting in Roanoke. Gov. Perdue of North Carolina had to delay her appearance until Tuesday since Obama was visiting her home state. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chips and Bacon?

Hotel Roanoke does conferences right! Snacks include slices of bacon AND chocolate chip cookies! :-) #SGPB … [Read more...]