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High Tech "State of the Union", Q1 2017
Source: Pinterest The year 1927 was the midpoint of  a turbulent and frightening period of societal upheaval in German history. The Weimar Republic that rose to power after Germany's crushing defeat in the First World War had fallen into disarray and disrep...

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Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome back! I apologize for the extended absence of new content from this blog. That will be changing in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, I offer you the following as the latest of my writing efforts: a new book! I just ...

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The Big Data Frontier - EBN
M.C. Poulsen, "John Colter Meeting Shoshones at Castle Rock" (Source: Dear Readers, This week's post is actually on Electronic Business News - an article jointly written by myself and Suhas Marathe, CEO of Cueris. You can view the article at t...

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High Tech "State of the Union", Q3 2015
Greeks sacrificing a boar, c. 500 BC, pottery collection of the Louvre (source: Wikipedia) "An nescis, mi fili, quantilla prudentia mundus regatur?" Don't you know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed? - Latin proverb, multiple attributions...

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Tools For the Big Data Frontier, Part 2
Alfred Jacob Miller, "Rendezvous on the Green River", 1837 (source: And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind t...

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Tools for the Big Data Frontier, Part 1
Thomas Moran, "The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone", 1872 (source: Go West, young man, and grow up with the country. - John Babson Lane Soule, in an 1851 editorial for the Terre Haute Express Our first exploration of Big Data began what seems a...

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Heri Et Hodie Et Cras
Botticelli, "The Banquet in the Pine Forest", 1482-1483 (source: wikipedia) "Si fortuna juvat, caveto tolli; Si fortuna tonat, caveto mergi." If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond. - Ausonius Dear Readers, I am preparing sever...

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High Tech "State of the Union", Mid 2015 Assessment - Part 3: What the Hell is Going On?
Claude-Joseph Vernet, "A Storm With a Shipwreck", 1754 (source: Wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss, But cheerly seek how to redress their harms. - Shakespeare, "Henry VI, Part 3" Thunderheads Dear readers, You've read the two ...

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High Tech "State of the Union", Mid 2015 Assessment - Part 2
Olaus Magnus, "Carta Marina", 1539 (source: wikipedia) Why did the old Persians hold the sea holy? Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and own brother of Jove? Surely all this is not without meaning. - Herman Melville, "Moby Dick" Navigators and ca...

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High Tech "State of the Union", Mid 2015 Assessment - Part 1
Thomas Cole, "The Consummation of Empire", 1835-1836
(source: Pride, when
permitted full sway, is the great undying cankerworm which gnaws the very  vitals  of a man's worldly possessions, let them be small or great, hundreds
or m...
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