Archive for the ‘Communications’ Category

The Greatest Gift was Attention

…1965… …Multitask cofigurations… … IBM System/360… … Redefines the relationship between a program and a task… … Mutiprogramming environment shifts the focus from one program, one task to shared code – many tasks each with own priority… …Operating System/360 – task management, not program management… Multitasking, in 1965 was described as a way for tasks, […]

The Way You See Is How You Think

Most of us never give any thought to how we see.  We just look at something, and there it is.  Clear as a bell. Quickly look left or right and there is no blur. One of the things interesting about this phenomenon of everything staying in focus is that while we perceive that our vision […]

Call Collect? – The Analog World Works If You Know About It

The generations at the end of the alphabet (X, Y, Z, Millennials – I know that’s not a letter) of today are amazingly savvy when it comes to electronic media, technology, and ways to use them.  This knowledge also allows them to be very self-sufficient.  When it comes to problem solving, the technology of today […]

Whazup – with them texts?

How did we get from a time when our earliest ancestors had to pack a lunch and roam around looking for someone to talk to, to 10,000 texts a month? Let’s do some math: Average month – 30.42 days 10,000 texts per month; 329 per day; 18 per hour (18 hour day – everyone sleeps); […]

Angry elephant

This is what a frustrated elephant looks like. Oh, he’s going to get angry, but if you watch the first 15 seconds, he looks frustrated and confused. Not being an elephant, I can’t say for sure. Clearly the van represents something related to his reaction. He seems to watch the people around him and then […]

Acid eMails – Elephant on the loose

Have you ever gotten one of these late in the afternoon from someone in power at work? I need the following pieces of data and reports by tomorrow AM. This is very important. You do not need to know why I need this. There are some things going on that I can’t discuss. I also […]