Avram's Past / broadband / Intel / The Flight of a Wild Duck / Venture Capital

Ethernet at 50, an Important Through Line in my Career

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ethernet. Bob Metcalfe is considered the inventor of Ethernet, which happened at Xerox Research Center in Palo Alto in the 70s. It was there that Metcalfe wrote a memo describing Ethernet. At that time, many competing technologies intended to connect computers in the same physical space. The concept … Continue reading

Avram's Past / broadband / Finance

CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS: The Battle for the Minds of the Inane

I was shocked when CNN put on an hour-long Anti-truth Marathon, which they called a Town Hall, featuring one of the most dangerous and deranged leaders of a political party, Donald Trump. I should have seen the handwriting on the wall earlier when Discovery Networks took over CNN, HBO, and Warner Brothers. How Discovery Networks … Continue reading

About life in the last third / Technology / The Flight of a Wild Duck

Was the Personal Computer Industry Inevitable?

While writing my book, The Flight of a Wild Duck, I couldn’t help but speculate on alternative realities. So much of one’s life is driven by random events. So it was easy for me to imagine how things could have unfolded differently. One of the possibilities that intrigued me was derived from the significant shift … Continue reading

About life in the last third / Books I recommend / broadband / Intel / The Flight of a Wild Duck

My book, The Flight of a Wild Duck is now available for pre-order on Amazon

My book is now available for pre-order but only for ebooks at this moment. If you enjoy my blog then I think you will really appreciate my book. If you plan to read the ebook, I would great if you would pre-order now. This will help me a lot. If you want paperback or hardback, … Continue reading

Avram's Past / Intel / Technology / Venture Capital

Drinking the kool-Aid (how billions were lost creating PDAs)

As I try to decide if I should write a book, I have been reading or rereading various books about the computer industry.  I just finished Jerry Kaplan’s Startup, written in 1995. Jerry founded GO Corporation in 1987 to develop pen-based computers, and I still think the book has value today for those starting technology-based … Continue reading