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 / 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

broadband / Intel

Mixed emotions about the potential acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast

So I while I am proud that my old friends at Comcast have done so well, I will be disappointed if Comcast ends up with the Time Warner Cable business. I would have preferred that Google, Apple, Microsoft or even Intel would have bought it. Then the model could be changed because they would aggressively adopt new forms of content programing and commerce Continue reading

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The I-Pad and the Information Furnace-1994

Gizmodo recently posted about an Associate Press article that ran in June 1994 in which I describe a number of things including the Information Furnace and the I-Pad. This post has been moving around in the world of iPad blogs and there are a number of comments. Rather than reply to them on the various blogs, I thought I would do that here and link to my post on a few of those blogs.
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