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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

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Andy Grove: Only half right

Andy wrote an article about job creation or the lack of said recently. I think Andy is totally right that f high tech start ups are not the answer to domestic job creation. Large scale job creation for high tech can only happen if there is local manufacturing and I do not see that in the world we now live in. But I was shocked that Andy, felt that taxing products that contained outside labor was a good idea. It is an awful idea in my opinion. Continue reading