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WordPress Makes A Few Changes To My Blog

You may have noticed a few “less-than-subtle” changes to my blog over the past couple of months, so I thought I’d explain what that’s all about. When I returned from my round-the-world trip, I discovered the software that drives my blog (WordPress) had a new version available, so I downloaded and installed it….

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Hi-Tech Japanese Barcodes

The Japanese are so far ahead of us in electronics that it’s positively scary. These two-dimensional barcodes, called QR Codes, are their newest twist on futuristic technology. Developed in 1994, the codes were originally developed to track parts in vehicle manufacturing. Today they appear in magazine ads, flyers, signs, buses, business cards –…

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E-Paper And E-Ink – The Death Of Newspapers And Books As We Know Them?

As a baby-boomer I’ve long believed that I am part of the most powerful group of consumers in the history of the United States. With their huge numbers, baby-boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) have tremendous purchasing power and the ability to be market makers for products and services. Generation X ‘ers…

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Cell Phone Nightmares

When I returned from my recent trip around the world one my first tasks was to get a new cell phone. The process of choosing a cellular service provider and phone turned out to be more frustrating than I expected. Since I expect to be doing a lot of traveling in the future,…

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A Wonderful Christmas

Well, another Christmas has come and gone. I think this was the best one ever. It’s the morning after and I’m sitting at the kitchen table with my 81 year old father and his new iPod. There was some anxiety in the family over whether or not Dad would accept the iPod; he…

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