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Tom Peracchio
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  • Free Agent Mercenary
    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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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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More cool stuff added to GeekHistory.com Frequently asked questions about the origins of television technology and some cool resources on movies and television
As we look at the history of television, I wanted to tackle some of the frequently asked questions about the origins of the technology, as well as share some cool resources on movies and television.One commonly asked question is why the early televisions had round screens. The television picture tube was a vacuum tube that contains one or more electron guns and a phosphorescent screen used to display images known as a cathode ray tubes (CRT). Wh...
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To all the folks in politics who proudly proclaim "not my president" and all the sports stars and fans that blame the loss on the officials, take a moment to step back and reflect.
Failure is an attitude, not an outcome. Winners have reasons, losers have excuses.
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Norway is not a leader in technology, so how is this an earth shaking news story?
Does it makes sense to eliminate traditional FM radio in favor of digital broadcasts? Is FM radio dead?
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Don't let the neurotic world drive you crazy and always #Believe in #SantaClaus
Merry Christmas don't let the neurotic world drive you crazy and believe in Santa Claus
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Beautiful analogies. Peace #Believe #Santa
Editor on the New York Sun in 1897 explains the Spirit of Santa Claus to 8 year old girl
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Government control is a bad thing? It is not as simple as it sounds.
Many people fearful of net neutrality changes look at censorship issues and editorial control of the internet as part of the net neutrality debate. But there have been many proposed laws to control what content is allowed on the internet, and these laws have been for the most part, independent of the net neutrality debate.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is digital rights organization founded in 1990. As one of the oldest and most well es...
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More new material on GeekHistory Visionary David Sarnoff had the personal drive, and the business resources to turn his vision into a reality. Check it out...
The invention of television was the work of many inventors over several decades, as we discussed in our previous article. Turning the vision of the television as an invention into a real commercial product that occupied American homes was the work of business visionary David Sarnoff with the help of Russian American scientist Vladimir Zworykin. Scientist and inventor Vladimir ZworykinAs a young engineering student, Vladimir Zworykin worked for Ru...
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Stayed tuned as we will be watching what happens to the remains of Yahoo, and the career of Marissa Mayer.
Stayed tuned as we will be watching what happens to the remains of Yahoo, and the career of Marissa Mayer.
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Best wishes for a prosperous new year, in the spirit of the worlds greatest overachievers.
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Don't get caught up in someone else's world. Create your own world #Believe #SantaClaus
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#Believe #SantaClaus To believe in Santa Claus is to believe in the simplicity of love and the complexity of human nature.

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Now the battle cry is give us net neutrality, make sure all access is equal, which means more government control.
The paradox of net neutrality is that it means more government control. It is not as simple as it sounds.
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