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The Day My Employee Went Rogue

I didn’t realize I had a problem on my hands until the wife of my absentee sales person called to ask one morning if we had seen her husband. There had been red flags leading up to this day that I had foolishly chosen to ignore. This sales agent hadn’t been able to close sales […]

The Weaving Machine of the Industrial Revolution A Template for the Modern Computer?

Most of us are familiar with the famous computer scientists/entrepreneurs of the 20th and 21st centuries. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page are just a few. These are the guys that first made personal computers and Internet-based technologies accessible to the masses. But who were the individuals who first imagined a machine […]

Is it Time for 3D Modeling?

An overview of recent magazine covers would suggest that virtual reality technology is the latest marvel to hit the consumer market. Not too long ago, Best Buy’s main display table featured a virtual reality headset by Oculus Rift. No matter that the goggles were massive, awkward, heavy and extended your forehead by 6 inches, the technology […]

The Era of User-Friendly Design

I loved to take things apart when I was a kid. This penchant for disassembling household items was not appreciated by the adults in my life. On one occasion when I was 5 years old, I remember being very firmly directed by an exasperated HVAC technician to remove myself from the room where he was working. […]

Not Pie in the Sky Software

If you’ve been following this blog, you will notice a standard theme running through much of what I write: I like high performing software, but I like simplicity as well. I like software that does the work of several applications with an easy-to-use interface that is intuitive and a snap to learn. I like software […]