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Works at CSUDH Internet applications, implications & technology, digital literacy, teaching, Internet in developing nations, IT history, old athletes, fitness nut.
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Lived in Lund, Sweden
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Larry Press, Professor of Information Systems at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has worked in both industry and academia. He has been on the faculties of the University of Lund, Sweden and the University of Southern California, and worked for IBM and the System Development Corporation. 

He has consulted to over 40 industrial, government and non-governmental organizations including IBM, Apple, Philips, Sony, Hyundai, RAND, the World Bank, ITU, UNDP, USAID and UNCTAD.

He has worked on data processing, multi-processor operating systems, simulation, decision table translation, simulation of concept acquisition, multivariate data analysis, pattern recognition (discriminant analysis), study of problem solving behavior in executives, computer and network applications in education, computer art, teleconferencing, the history of computing and networking, local area networks, expert systems, software import/export, the study of the global diffusion of the Internet, enterprise networking strategy and applications, wireless networking, municipal networking, telecommunication policy, and IT literacy. He is currently creating a modular electronic text and just finished a study of the Internet in Cuba.

Dr. Press has been studying the global diffusion of the Internet, with an emphasis on policy and technology in developing nations, for over twenty years. He and his colleagues developed a framework to characterize the state of the Internet in a nation, and they, and others, have used this framework in many national case studies and surveys.

He has done studies of the Internet in Russia, Cuba, Chile, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, and Vietnam. He is currently working on a project in support of Cuban NGOs. This work has been supported by Rand, The International Telecommunication Union, SAIC, UNDP, UNCTAD, and the US State Department as well as governments in studied nations. Dr. Press was also an organizer and instructor in the World Bank/Internet Society workshops, which trained over 2,500 networking leaders from nearly every developing nation.

Dr. Press has been active in ACM and the Internet Society, published over 240 articles and reports (54 in ACM publications), written two books, edited two book series, and been an editor or contributing editor for several magazines, trade publications and academic journals. He is an active electronic publisher with several blogs, a Twitter stream and a Web site with over 45,000 files. 

He has received the CSUDH Outstanding Professor, Distinguished Teacher and Hyundai Outstanding Professor awards, his MBA and PhD in information processing are from UCLA, and he is a fitness nut who does an occasional triathlon and is a better free throw shooter than Shaquille O'neal.
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Maybe the only person who was *really good* at wiring unit record machine boards and has an AWS server account.
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    BS, 1957 - 1960
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    PhD, 1964 - 1966
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A new study by the University of Pennsylvania provides the first comprehensive look at how the Kickstarter community impacts the creative economy. The study finds that Kickstarter projects have: Employed 283,000 part-time collaborators in br…
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Citmatel Editorial offering CDs with courses teaching software from 2007 is embarrassing when the world has access to the Khan Academy, Coursera, etc. It is embarrassing in a nation with El Paquete Semanal.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2016/07/citmatel-editorial-obsolete.html

#Cuba   #ITC4d  
I've argued that Cuba might have a future as an educational content producer, so clicked on education and found 31 courses in math, chemistry. physics, Spanish, information technology and "other." There are five information technology offerings -- an ebook on computer vision, a DVD with three ...
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This is not consistent with public opinion

"We want to welcome the people of Cuba back into our hemispheric family — after their corrupt rulers are forced from power and brought to account for their crimes against humanity. We stand with the Ladies in White and all the victims of the loathsome regime that clings to power in Havana. We do not say this lightly: They have been betrayed by those who are currently in control of U.S. foreign policy. The current Administration’s 'opening to Cuba' was a shameful accommodation to the demands of its tyrants. It will only strengthen their military dictatorship. We call on the Congress to uphold current U.S. law which sets conditions for the lifting of sanctions on the island: Legalization of political parties, an independent media, and free and fair internationally-supervised elections. We call for a dedicated platform for the transmission of Radio and TV Martí and for the promotion of internet access and circumvention technology as tools to strength Cuba’s pro-democracy movement. We support the work of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba and affirm the principles of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, recognizing the rights of Cubans fleeing Communism."

http://www.capitolhillcubans.com/2016/07/cuba-in-2016-republican-party-platform.html

#Cuba   #republicans  
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Update to post on Earth selfies
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NASA's DSCOVR satellite photographs the moon in front of the Earth. (Short video).

On July 5, 2016, the moon passed between NOAA's DSCOVR satellite and Earth. NASA's EPIC camera aboard DSCOVR snapped these images over a period of about four hours. In this set, the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, passes by. In the backdrop, Earth rotates, starting with the Australia and Pacific and gradually revealing Asia and Africa.

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2015/02/tomorrows-spacex-launch-reusable-rocket.html

#NASA   #satellite  
At the Lagrangian point 1 (or L1), approximately one million miles from Earth, the gravitational forces between the sun and Earth are balanced, which provides a stable orbit that requires fewer orbital corrections for the spacecraft to remain in its operational location for a
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Update to post on US classes in Cuba
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Florida International University moved beyond the online classes they were teaching at the US Interests Section/Embassy in Havana, offering a six week summer session for young Cuban entrepreneurs on campus.

At the end of this week the students will return to the island after having taken basic business and intensive English classes. They also have had an opportunity to spend time with local business leaders who have served as mentors during their time in Miami.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2012/11/why-now.html
#Cuba   #entrepreneurship   #entrepreneur  
There has not been much Cuban Internet news lately, but on November 2, Granma published a statement by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs targeting the U. S. Interests Section's Internet activity. (Spanish, English) The statement accuses the Interests Section of doing illegal training and ...
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Measuring the global diffusion of the Internet shows a persistent digital divide.

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2016/07/bad-news-digital-access-divide-is-here.html

#ICT4D #development #Internet
National Potential Bandwidth, a novel Internet diffusion metric indicating application feasibility, shows a persistent digital access divide. People have been trying to measure the global diffusion of the Internet for twenty five years. The first to do so was Larry Landweber, who noted whether ...
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A look at Cuba's intranet portal

#Cuba   #ITC4d  
Cuba should stick to things in which they have a comparative advantage -- as the saying goes, "do what you do best and link to the rest." A year ago, a team of students and employees at the University of Information Science (UCI) launched a digital portal designed to unify all services and ...
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US State Department: statement of accomplishments and notable events in the past year

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/07/260306.htm

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NBC's coverage of The Tour de France is excellent.

I missed last years Tour and was pleasantly surprised by the improvement in two years. The video quality is much improved and the addition of real-time data on each rider enrichens the viewing experience and enables an improved user interface and insightful data analysis. If they decide to retain the archives online (forever), I'll be 100% satisfied.

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http://cis471.blogspot.com/2016/07/coverage-of-2016-tour-de-france-big-data.html
#tourdefrance   #tdf2016   #tdf   #nbc  
Gathering real time data on each rider enables a clean video user interface, real time presentation of the race status and post race data analysis. For several years, I wrote posts on streaming coverage of the Tour de France, Olympic Games and the Tour de California.
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Update to post on use of the Internet by terrorists

An Israeli organization, Shurat Hadin, has filed a $1 billion suit against Facebook on behalf of the families of four people who were stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist. They say Facebook violates the US Anti-Terrorism Act by allowing militant groups such as Hamas a platform for spreading violence. This was not the first such case and it raises difficult questions of freedom of speech.

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2007/10/terrorists-use-google-earth.html

#freedomofspeech   #facebook   #terrorism  
The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades fires rockets into Israeli cities. In this video, al-Aqsa's commander in Gaza shows how he uses Google Earth to search for targets inside of Israel. He states "We obtain the details from Google Earth and we check them against our maps of the city centre and ...
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Concise graph showing Cuban economy trends

What will it look like in a year or two when it reflects the changes in Venezuela and the US?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/06/what-the-world-can-learn-from-cuba-and-the-sharing-economy/

#Cuba   #economy  
Cuba is a country of contradictions: doctors dance, engineers drive taxis, and teachers farm tobacco, says April Rinne.
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The Internet in Cuba: The US will allow imports from Cuba's nascent priv...
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Will Cuban programmers be allowed to sell software and do offshore programming and localization in the US and online? Many people have asked

The Internet in Cuba: List of jobs that are eligible for self-employment...
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In a previous post I noted that the US will now allow imports of goods and services produced by Cuban entrepreneurs who are independent of t

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Love the dry UK outlook on this. And it's so well done. Here's my video of the day. Google+ via Rocketboom.

Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia
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Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher ed is the assumption that students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies

Plex, a Manual: Your Media With Style
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Love your digital collection of movies, TV shows and music, but hate using clumsy interfaces to play them on your TV? It’s time to check out

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African Undersea Cables -- A History
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A slidedeck history of African Undersea Cables from 1999 - 2012. Comments suggestions welcome.

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod
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CIS 471: Two studies of concentration of power -- government and industry
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Two studies of concentration of power -- government and industry. A study of the relationships between 43000 transnational corporations has

CIS 471: Cool historic Usenet posts
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