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Greg Lloyd
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Attended Brown University ScB and ScM Physics and Computer Science
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"It’s not a reinvention of the washing machine so much as a refinement. Best of all, at no point in the wash cycle does it urge you to post your activity to social media."
Berg's latest project is something even crazier than an internet-connected washing machine.
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Chicken mole; Braised carrots @MijosTacos Providence food truck.
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York PA: History, architecture including a hotel that reminds her of The Shining, a bank that looks like Scrooge McDuck's vault, and a water company headquarters that looks like it could have been built for the Medicis.
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"Don't allow your own lack of intellectual curiosity to be a guide to the value of research. ” Alan Jacobs

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The Internet Archive acts to preserve Web content under threat. "The recent conflict in Ukraine is just the latest occasion when websites that could prove to be vital historical resources have come under serious threat. The Internet Archive hosts collections created by more than a thousand librarians. An archive of websites from the Arab uprising protests that began in 2011 includes an Egyptian site that memorialised victims of violence, and images of protests from Flickr and YouTube. Another, which curated information on last year’s bombings at the Boston marathon, includes amateur videos of the explosion and blogs displaying tweets from the immediate aftermath, accusing everyone from “Muslims” to “Koreans” of perpetrating the attack."
When a group of investigative reporters was raided last month in Crimea by masked gunmen, they made an unlikely call: to a group of archivists 6,000 miles away in San Francisco. After years of working to expose corruption in Ukraine, the Crimean
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"A new study from market research firm Toluna found that privacy worries are a major stumbling block for Google Glass, with two in five consumers citing concerns such as the potential for hackers to access private data, the ease with which others could record their actions without their knowledge and the potential for private actions to become public."

The issue for me is not looking nerdy, but a ham handed attempt by Google to redefine social norms of what is acceptable behavior for conversation: shared by mutual consent but not recorded. And a norm for privacy: overheard by others within the sound of your voice when in a public place, otherwise private.

People naturally adjust what they say and how they say it depending on who they talk too and where they say it.

I object to the notion that pointing a camera in someone's face with a permanent record potentially going to someone's Cloud is socially acceptable behavior.

I don't always want people to have to assume they're always speaking on the record without consent, with access to that permanent, sharable audio and video record controlled by friends, government, or Google's drive to mine and monitarize the record.

"But we have cameras and smartphones." Which are clearly raised and pointed in your direction as an overt signal, infrequently and by mutual consent (walk away if you object).

"But you can see if the screen is lit." I don't care what you're watching, and don't want to continually scan folk I'm talking with. I assume a hack is not that hard.

"But we have stealthy tech that's less obvious." Used by spies, sociopaths, and perverts. Not your friends, collegues, and normal people in everyday life.  Google's goal seems to be mass market acceptance.

"But it's my job!" If you're a doctor at work, a journalist doing an interview, or a technician in a factory, that's fine. But please take off your Glass when you leave work.

"But I'm your friend!" Yes, and I trust you. You don't have to take off you Glass and feel free to turn it on if you wish. I'd still appreciate it if you ask before recording. And wearing Glass has a chilling effect on how I talk, even with you. If I don't know or trust you, feel free to ask about the weather or directions.
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Fascinating look at analog computing from WWII era “At one time, my office was asked to do a study regarding upgrading the Iowa-class battleship fire control systems from analog to digital computers,” Boslaugh replied. “We found that digitizing the computer would improve neither the reliability nor the accuracy of the system and recommended, ‘Don't bother.’” Even without digital computers, the Iowa could fire 2,700-pound “dumb” shells nearly 30 miles inland with deadly accuracy, within a circle of probable error of around 80 meters. Some of its shells had circles of destruction larger than that."
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  • Traction Software Inc
    President and co-founder, present
  • Electronic Book Technology (EBT)
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Context Corporation
  • Ship Analytics
  • US Naval Research Lab (NRL)
  • US Army Safeguard System Office
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Providence RI
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Harrisburg & suburban Philadelphia PA - Lake Oswego OR - Mystic CT - Washington DC - Harrisburg PA - Havertown PA
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Traction Software Inc 245 Waterman St Suite 504 Providence RI 02906 USA
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President and co-founder Traction Software. Everything is deeply intertwingled. - Ted Nelson
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Greg is President and co-founder of Traction Software Inc, creator of Traction TeamPage. He has over 30 years experience as architect and engineer of publishing, hypertext, and signal processing systems starting at Brown University, US Naval Research Laboratory, Mentor Graphics / Context, and Electronic Book Technologies (EBT), Inc.
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First Hypertext system used: Hypertext Editing System (HES) 1968 at Brown with Andy van Dam, Ted Nelson and other Andy students. My Twitter avatar is a photo I took while filming a short HES movie.
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