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Tom Peracchio
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Tom Peracchio, experienced IT support specialist, systems administrator, webmaster, writer, and technology trainer.
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Tom Peracchio has a long and diversified career in technology and telecommunications. 

Tom's career in business and technology started with communications and moved to office automation systems long before the acronym "IT" was widely used. As a field service technician and service manager for various office automation companies Tom attended numerous customer service training programs and fine tuned his skills in customer service. 

As small business networks evolved, Tom's career expanded as well into the areas of networking and systems administration. Working as a consultant to numerous businesses and institutions delivering various technology solutions, Tom gained valuable project management experience.

In his current role working in healthcare information technology, Tom faces the next wave of challenges with a complex mix of business and technology issues with the implementation of electronic medical records.

Tom began actively speaking and writing on both business and technology issues since before the internet was widely used by small business. Exploring PC telecommunications and its role in business lead to Tom's first article for a regional business journal on how the average business could use Computerized Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) as a tool for customer service.

Starting as trainer in the Army National Guard, then as a community college instructor, and now as a webmaster and freelance writer, Tom has developed a knack of putting complex topics into simple terms, as he likes to call it, geek speak made simple.

Through teaching, and use of the Guru 42 Universe websites, Tom has helped small business people integrate technology into their lives and business on a limited budget. 

Tom Peracchio's goal as a writer and educator is to share his experiences with a wide variety of technology users to help them use technology smarter to make their life easier.

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With a long and diversified career in technology I know the future just ain't what it used to be, and what you have heard about the past isn't always true.
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    web developer, writer, and technology trainer, 1988 - present
    I have contributed to various online information outlets in recent years. I am currently a regular contributor to Examiner.com, writing columns as Wilmington Technology Examiner, National Internet Examiner, and Wilmington Prepper Examiner. I also maintain several personally owned websites, including the Guru 42 blog covering technology topics, and The Tao of Questy blog discussing a variety of social topics.
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The Perils of Project Management by Committee and other tales of horror
Our goal in writing the "Beyond Great Ideas and Good Intentions" series of business lessons and lectures was to look at the mindset that creates success. In the process of identifying challenges in information technology success it is equally important to take a look at the attitudes that cause negative results and the perceptions of failure. I was closely following a major system upgrade in an online forum where end users were voicing their fru...
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The Browsers Wars: The life and death of Netscape Navigator
As we now look at the development of the web browser, it is important to note the distinction between the World Wide Web and the Internet. Simply put, the internet is the highway system, the World Wide Web is the vehicle used on the highway.The internet is an intelligent highway system. It sets up the rules and methods that traffic uses on the highway system. These rules are called protocols, such as TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/ interne...
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Without a doubt, Reginald Fessenden did more to develop radio than either Marconi or Tesla.
Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden did more to develop radio and wireless telephone than either Marconi or Tesla
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In the end I developed a greater appreciation of the forgotten geeks like Reginald Fessenden, one of the most important inventors in the evolution of radio.
 
Learn more #Geek  #History #Radio
When asked who invented radio, many names will get tossed out. Starting my career in communications, a name most often mentioned as the inventor of radio was Marconi. Searching on the internet a name often mentioned in the invention of radio is Nikola Tesla. Many of the wild claims gave me the drive to dig deeper and to seek the truth. After doing quite a bit of research It was obvious that without a doubt, Reginald Fessenden did more to develop...
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Learn more #Geek  #History #Radio
When asked who invented radio, many names will get tossed out. Starting my career in communications, a name most often mentioned as the inventor of radio was Marconi. Searching on the internet a name often mentioned in the invention of radio is Nikola Tesla. Many of the wild claims gave me the drive to dig deeper and to seek the truth. After doing quite a bit of research It was obvious that without a doubt, Reginald Fessenden did more to develop...
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What! Everything on Google is not always what it appears to be? Really? Not everything on the internet is accurate?  Wow!
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True leaders have the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.
Some people are constantly worried about making the right technology decision. They are always looking for the right time to buy technology, and for them, now is never the right time. They worry that price drops are just around the corner. They worry that new technology will make their new tools obsolete too soon.Technology is a fast paced business, price drops are always around the corner, and new tools that make your purchase obsolete are inevi...
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There are times where it appears that the Internet has given birth to the World Wide Weird
Much of what is written about Edison being the Devil and Tesla being a God is based on myths and legends not facts
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Without a doubt, Reginald Fessenden did more to develop radio than either Marconi or Tesla.
Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden did more to develop radio and wireless telephone than either Marconi or Tesla
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"If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow men, I shall be satisfied." - George Westinghouse
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will celebrate their Stanley Cup championship at their first home game of the 2016-17 season on Oct. 13 against the Washington Capitals. The League released the home openers for all 30 teams Monday. The full 2016-17 schedule will be released Tuesday.
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What's the harm in some cautious concern?
There are numerous studies raising concerns about the potential dangers of exposure to EMF,
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