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Monthly Archives: July 2011

"The gift of hope had remained with Pat through his misfortunes—and the valuable alloy of his hope was proximity. Above all things one must stick around, one must be there when the glazed, tired mind of the producer grappled with the question, 'Who?'" Jul 29, 2011

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Pat Hobby and Orson Welles” One of my favorite quotes about being in the right place at the right time. It comes from one of Fitzgerald’s “Pat Hobby” stories, in which the titular character is a hack … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Cornell! Jul 29, 2011

So, I’ve finished my Ph.D. That’ll take awhile to sink in. I’m greatly looking forward to my new digs at Quinnipiac University, where I’ll be starting in just a few days.  At the same time, Cornell has provided me with … Continue reading

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Archeologists Examine Obsolete Microchips Jul 20, 2011

My friend Christopher Mims posted a great entry to his blog at Technology Review yesterday about “[a] new class of historian [that] races against time to preserve our understanding of the inner workings of obsolete technologies.”  Basically these are digital … Continue reading

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