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Category Archives: Tracking the Past

Gold is Over. Trust is King.

All the gold that has ever been mined in the history of the world will fit into two Olympic sized swimming pools, or a single cube about 68 feet on … Continue reading

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May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Interview with John McAfee

This is a live interview I did with John McAfee last fall at the C2SV Conference in San Jose. McAfee is the creator of McAfee Security who has since gone … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

From the Wayback Machine: My 16-year-old Article on PDAs

NOTE: I wrote this article almost 16 years ago for the San Jose-Silicon Valley Business Journal Focus section on Consumer Electronics.  It’s kind of fun to look back at the … Continue reading

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April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

First SmartPhone Shown at Comdex 20 Years Ago Today

On this date in 1992, IBM introduced a prototype of the Simon Personal Communicator – arguably the first ‘smart phone’ – at the COMDEX exhibition in Las Vegas. The Simon … Continue reading

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November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Neil Armstrong Recalls Advice: Set Goals High

This is the last in a series of articles I pulled from clippings I saved as a kid observing the Apollo space program. This one was published in the Boston … Continue reading

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August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Story Behind JFK’s Epic Moon Decision

I’m posting a number of old news clips in memory of Neil Armstrong, who died today at the age of 82, having achieved one of mankind’s highest aspirations: To be … Continue reading

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August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Neil Armstrong Was Paid $33 to Walk on the Moon

Neil Armstrong, the first man in the history of mankind to set foot on the Moon, passed away today of complications to heart bypass surgery at the age of 82. … Continue reading

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August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment