The Greatest Inventor Nobody Knows – Heron of Alexandria

TweetTiming is everything. Thomas Edison was born in the middle of the Industrial Revolution and was a tireless promoter.  Henry Ford utilized the technologies of the day, combined with new concepts to create mass production, to put his name on millions of cars.  George Washington Carver gained fame during the post-Reconstruction era, revolutionizing biological engineering […]

Why Digital Matters

TweetWhy does digital matter?  I can download a song on iTunes or go pick up a CD at the local Best Buy.  It all ends up as music in my headphones.  It matters for the same reason that we’re in a major world-wide financial crisis right now–cash flow.  Businesses don’t go bankrupt because they’re not […]

Things with a Memory

TweetI heard an interesting story on NPR this week about a man who’d lost his dog-tags in 1951, and a young couple recently found and returned them to him.  No one knew what happened to the tags between 1951 and 2008, but everyone agreed they’d probably had an interesting journey.  Knowing the past of the […]