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Sandy and Social Networking

October 30th, 2012 · No Comments · act-iac, life, social networking, technology

There were two big differences between Sandy for us and many past storms. First, we did not lose power (yet) which is a real plus. Second, since we continued to have Internet access it was remarkable the active interaction with friends and near-friends who were close and geographically far away. Our Sandy experience started in […]

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Broadcast of My Interview w/Mark Amtower – Amtower Off Center

April 9th, 2012 · No Comments · cloud computing, cyber-security, government business, social networking, technology

With the Washington Capitals having made the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Phrase “Off Center” means something a bit different than it might have a week ago. Regardless I had a great time recording Mark Amtower’s show last Friday, for broadcast today, Monday, April 9th, at noon, and rebroadcast Thursday, April 12th at 11am. The other […]

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Teaching vs Hosting a Party

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments · government 2.0, social networking

In the February 1, 2012, Harvard Business Review, there was an analogy used to discuss the impact of social media on an organization which I thought was pretty useful. Gerry Eberstadt, the CEO and founder of Turnto Networks,  compared the difference between teaching a class and hosting a party. In both everyone is in the […]

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Thoughts On Teleworking

February 11th, 2012 · No Comments · cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0, social networking, technology, telework

I teach a class at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) about the future of Information Technology. One of the great things about doing this is how much I learn each semester, I find I always gain much, much more than I bring to the class (pointed out to me by the observant students […]

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Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk or How I Literally Married the Internet

January 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · cloud computing, history, life, social networking, technology

I find myself these days on a regular basis having discussions, for one reason or another, about the impact of Information Technology and inevitably the Internet on organizations, life, society, culture, and in general, the individuals having the conversation. About a decade ago, the first time I remember having this discussion with a friend of […]

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My GWU Discussion – Part 3 – What to do About Cybersecurity

May 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments · cyber-security, presentations, scada, social networking

This is my third (and thankfully to most readers, last) post about a class at I gave at George Washington University earlier this year. The professor, Dr. Robert McCreight, invites me to be a guest lecturer on cyber-security from time to time. I posted a copy of my slides in the previous two posts and do […]

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I Am Officially Out-of-Touch

March 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · social networking

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting my older daughter, Miriam, www.miriammintz.com, in Chicago where she is continuing to hone her acting skills. While there I met a number of her friends at a production she performed in (she was WONDERFUL) including one who recently was married and one who was soon to be […]

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