Director Network Information Systems Center, now retired at SRI International, Menlo Park, CA
Me in Three
- - My friends say I never saw a piece of paper I didn't like. Digitizing is wonderful for getting ideas and information out to the world, but I would rather see, say, the REAL Declaration of Independence than a digitized copy, so let's don't throw the original babies out with the bath water. Basically, I'm an information person. Some of Wikipedia's editors were nice enough to write me up and add me to Wikipedia. If you are remotely interested you can check me out further there.
- - I would like to see technology come up with a storage medium that is as durable as paper (but alas! it probably wouldn't sell.)
- - I keep hearing a "background job" running in my head saying "give peace a chance." I am bombarded by pictures of wars, violence, murder, mayhem, negativity, my gun/bomb is bigger and meaner than your gun/bomb, smart-ass back talk, I got mine-the heck with you attitude, groups dissing other groups, people acting like idiots just to get media attention, religious crusades, my-way-or-the-highway thinking, women and even kids used as sex objects to sell everything from a to z, extremely violent computer games, cars bashing into each other, and on and on. I feel the media and the Internet have contributed greatly to this kind of thinking. It has come to be seen as "normal behavior" with, I might add, no serious consequences. What can we do to promote and enjoy a "can't we all get along" philosophy