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Computer clock truly alarming – USA Today

The theme of my “Computing Across America” column in USA Today was a bicycle-borne quest to find interesting uses for personal computers, and I was quite fascinated by my first meeting with someone who was very serious about Big Stereo … Continue reading

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Computers Reprogram Production of Album – Joe Ely – USA Today

One of the very best things about wandering around on a gizmological marvel with lots of media coverage is that the machine becomes a key that opens doors of all descriptions. I briefly shared orbits with people I would never … Continue reading

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Partying Goes On-Line for Cyclist – USA Today

Boy, does this one ever take me back… to the salad days of the emerging CompuServe culture that congealed around the “CB Simulator.” The quality of discourse was rich then, with a number of effective filters in place (only 140,000 … Continue reading

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New Culture Growing Out of Computers – USA Today

After the cover story of July 5, 1984, this was the first of my columns in the Money section of USA Today, which ran every other week until mid-November (when I hunkered down to write Computing Across America). This would … Continue reading

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Roamin’ Free, but Plugged Into the Job – USA Today

During the primitive beginning of my paleo-technomadic bicycle travels, the media was still unfamiliar with the implications of the technology that was making it possible… even though vibrant communities were developing in the various pre-Internet online services. After a small … Continue reading

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He Cycles Along the High-Tech Lane – USA Today

This article by John Hillkirk (now editor of USA TODAY) was hugely pivotal in my early media coverage… and it set the stage for a series that I wrote for them over the next few months. The idea of staying … Continue reading

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