After many years of blogging, and consistent with my desire to move toward retirement, we have ended the Insights blog. Thanks to Doug Bedell for his years of blog support.

Our Digital Reach Is a Benefit, Not a Threat

Posted on January 28, 2011
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We don’t normally write about computer-based technology, as such, because lots of other blogs do. We’ve left the digital dimension of technology to others, until now. That’s because a highly stimulating and very pertinent debate is raging on the nature of communication these days. Its essence: Is keyboard communication eclipsing, indeed blighting, human contact and relationships? Read more

Great Design: It’s Simple (But How Easily We Can Forget That)

Posted on January 23, 2011
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One of the great features of the Internet is the ability it provides to attend entire presentations – for which the attendees themselves paid travel, event and lodging fees – at your desk for free. Here’s one we especially value, just posted by Bill DeRouchey of Ziba Design. Read more

A (Computer) Manual for the Ages

Posted on January 13, 2011
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The New Yorker recently had an article on the Vatican Library and about how, among many other treasures,  it houses a 1,461-year-old book (from 550 AD) by the Byzantine historian Procopius that contained a “devastating new portrait” of Justinian, the last great Roman emperor. Read more

Seeing Far Into the Heavens

Posted on January 4, 2011
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We thought we’d start the new year with something truly awesome. So here’s a photo of  a section of the Eagle Nebula taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. What’s truly awesome is that this collection of stars – NGC 6611 – is 6,500 light-years from Earth. That’s an inconceivable distance, at least to most of us. Yet the Hubble sends back a gorgeous photo of the neighborhood. Read more

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