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Adam Engst
Works at TidBITS Publishing Inc.
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Ithaca, NY
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Curious! Just got a LinkedIn request from the president of Switzerland, Didier Burkhalter.
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sounds good. We can meet at the Schiesser in Basel, I have a photo in my gallery...

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Our TidBITS piece on using an iPod or iPad as a mobile phone has been surprisingly popular. http://tid.bl.it/1eWVRlR
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Rooting for my Internet doppleganger on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire http://tid.bl.it/1eWSJGs
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Authorea looks extremely interesting for collaborating on scientific documents. https://www.authorea.com/
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Interesting!
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Confused about Heartbleed? See "The Normal Person’s Guide to the Heartbleed Vulnerability" at @TidBITS. http://tid.bl.it/1lKShQz
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Blast from the past - every TidBITS anniversary article from the last 24 years. http://tidbits.com/series/1166
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I'd love to see a tool that would let users apportion their own tax payments and compare the results against what the government does. In the meantime, at least there's this: http://www.whitehouse.gov/2013-taxreceipt
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You're absolutely right, +Garance A Drosehn - I'm suggesting this merely as a tool for visualization, since I don't think popular vote is likely to prove an effective way to create actual budgets (without a LOT of real world constraints being applied).
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Started this morning's run wearing shorts and short sleeves in a warm 60-degree drizzle; within 10 minutes, the temperature dropped 15 degrees and I was in 39-degree wind chill, which you really feel on lots of exposed skin. The skin on the back of my hands is still half-numb and tingly several hours later - I haven't been that cold in a very long time. Now it's snowing again.
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Perspective on death tolls. Not a happy infographic, but fascinating to see these events compared. http://tid.bl.it/1egDbCA
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Publisher, Writer, Editor, Raconteur
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  • TidBITS Publishing Inc.
    Publisher and CEO, 1990 - present
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Ithaca, NY
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Richford, NY - Redmond, WA - Renton, WA - Issaquah, WA
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Publisher of TidBITS and the Take Control series of ebooks
Introduction
Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS, one of the oldest and most-respected Internet-based newsletters, distributed weekly to tens of thousands of readers. He has written numerous technical books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles - thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993 (with Northwest Nexus for Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh), and the highly successful Take Control electronic book series. In addition, he has collaborated on several Internet educational videos and has appeared on a variety of internationally broadcast television and radio programs. His indefatigable support of the Macintosh community and commitment to helping individuals has resulted in numerous awards and recognition at the highest levels. In the annual MDJ Power 25 survey of industry insiders, he ranked as the second (2000), third (2001, 2002), fourth (2003), fifth (2004), and third (2005/2006) most influential person in the Macintosh industry. He has also been included on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community for both 2006 and 2007, and he was named one of MacDirectory's top ten visionaries. And how many industry figures can boast of being turned into an action figure?
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4:47 mile, 10:20 2 mile, 16:36 5K, 35:43 10K, 1:19:45 half marathon, 2:48:00 marathon
Education
  • Cornell University
    Hypertextual Fiction and Classics, 1985 - 1989
  • Newark Valley High School
    1981 - 1985
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