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Apologies are for Wusses

“I’m sorry…” Would you STOP apologizing? I’m not just talking to tech novices out there. Folks in high-tech, especially women, do it too. A fully-grown adult will begin an on-the-mark criticism or question with an apology. “I’m sorry…” Those two … Continue reading

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Ten Bucks Can Buy Happiness

Okay, maybe not long-term happiness, but a few hours respite from the cares of the world. Last weekend, I boarded plane for a cross-country on American Airlines. Maybe I’d get a little shut-eye after my usual stint of journal-writing. But … Continue reading

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Call Me When You Get Out of the Ride

Our family vacations to Disney World are great snapshots of mobile communication technology. We used to use little family radio walkie talkies at Disney World, but was hard to find a free channel sometimes. Then new models came out, with … Continue reading

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My NASA Connection

My sister works for NASA. Okay, not really for NASA. She’s employed by a NASA contractor. But she does get to work with the astronauts, and she’s plugged into the shuttle launch schedules. Those are her work deadlines. (Way cool, … Continue reading

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Flying Isn’t What It Used To Be

There were a lot of tired, disappointed people in the Denver airport the Friday night before Father’s Day. Tornados around Chicago had wrought an itinerary nightmare of the sort normally reserved for winter’s snowstorms. “Flying sure isn’t what it used … Continue reading

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Tweet, Tweet

I’m not talking about birds, here. I’m talking about Twitter. It’s in the news right now as a useful tool for getting news out of Iran, but more often you hear quips like this: “Twitter is for twits.” Twitter can … Continue reading

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The Internet Communication Divide

“I don’t go on the Internet. I read!’ “Message board… is that a blog?” “No, I think it’s a chat room.” “If all the information is on a website, I guess we’ll have to get more computer savvy.” Yes, these … Continue reading

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