July 8, 2016

First Interactions: The Beginning of an Influential Career

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I continue to learn from Jerry years after first ‘tasting the strawberry jam’ …. thanks for this article


My friend Jerry Weinberg was present at the dawn of the age of computers. He can describe first-hand what that was like, but much of his story has never been told. I have started to collect Jerry’s stories. Here is a small sampling, which I prompted by asking him “What were your first interactions with a computing device?”

The first thing that Jerry used that we could call a computing device is a slide rule that his father, Harry, gave him when he was about 7 years old. Harry worked for more than 20 years helping to improve processes at Sears, Roebuck & Co. He bought slide rules in quantity to give to the young ladies who computed customer bills. They used slide rules to check their multiplication, for example, when multiplying price times quantity. This practice caught an enormous number of errors before the bills were sent to customers.

Jerry had a more interesting use for his slide rule, though. He…

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December 11, 2008


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November 16, 2008

2010: Bush’s Legacy

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September 9, 2008


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This just might be Location Based Services done right – coming to iPhone (assuming apps on iPhone ever work again – still waiting Apple)

July 23, 2008

Testing Kyte

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I produced this on my iPhone and posted the embed here automatically…

I’m testing this as a way of posting game and event slide shows for a sports organization…

July 22, 2008

links for 2008-07-23

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April 2, 2006

Test post

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I am doing 43 things.

March 25, 2006

links for 2006-03-26

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February 16, 2006

Interactive Puzzle

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Intesting interactive web demo…

February 15, 2006

Squidoo: Changes to Ranking

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This post indicates that as of Feb 5, 200s Squidoo has gone to a 14-day rolling window for its LensRank calculation… while the same measures (things like traffic, click-outs, reader ratings, inbound link and affiliate sales) are to be used,  the calculation will no longer give an advantage of ‘grandfathering’ to the oldest lens…. much more dynamic…. and the the effect will mean that current popularity is going to be pretty important…  hopefully the 14-days will not prove to be too short a window…. while “Event” based lenses (Superbowl XL for example) should ‘roll out qucikly’ there are some things that might suffer adversely by being pushed out of the limelight before there time…. it will be interesting to see how things shake out.  Certainly it would seem to make continual work by a Lensmaster more important than  it was during the  early beta where period updates could move rankings dramatically.

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