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Auragen computers remembered

March 4, 2006 | 0 Comments

In the early 1980s, I worked for a start-up called Auragen Computers based in Fort Lee, New Jersey. We were making a 68K based fault tolerant UNIX based on a smart idea by [...]

PowerPoint and RocketScience II

January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

In a previous note I objected to venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki’s requests (demands) for shallow and glib sales pitches in PowerPoint, but Professor Edward Tufte is [...]

Why programs fail and get hacked

December 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

“People’s distrust of the high-pressure engines was confirmed when the boiler of a stationary engine exploded at Greenwich on 8 September 1803. It was the usual [...]

The romance of trade and fuzzy slippers

April 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Commerce used to be more fashionable. The French historian Fernand Braudel writes that in the 1630s “ten ships a year from the Indian ocean, from Calicut, Surat, or [...]

Class and lack thereof

December 20, 2004 | 0 Comments

From the always readable Joel on Software: Attention, FogBugz competitors: a court has ruled that you are welcome to continue to advertise your products when people search [...]
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