Author Archive | Steve

Internet In The 80s

In the 1980s almost the only way to “get online” involved a local bulletin board system (BBS), a fledgling company called Quantum Link (Q-Link) that catered to the Commodore 64 (C-64) personal computers, or another provider, CompuServe. And it cost! I paid something like $46 an hour to connect from the somewhat remote Canadian town, […]

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A Christmas Story

1983 was a strange year. Watch A Christmas Story and you will know what I mean. Our young family had recently returned to my home town of St. Catharines. Our second home there in three years was our seventh home since my first wife and I had been married. My older daughter, Anne-marie, went to […]

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Spitfire vs. Mustang

1969 was a very good year. The Archies (Sugar Sugar) were at the top of the charts. Ford/Mercury was cleaning up the tracks at NASCAR; so much in fact that Richard Petty left his long tenure with MoPar in oder to get himself behind the wheel of one of those track burning modified Torino Talladegas. […]

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You Betcha Red Rider

As many of you know I don’t do mornings well. I’ve spent my life thinking “outside the box” (or with no box at all!) and so I always saw it as, “The early worm gets taken by the bird!” (more…)

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Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke is the well know science fiction writer who gave us such monumental stories as 2001 A Space Odyssey and Randevous With Rama, and lesser known, though equally important works like The Fountains Of Paradise. Many don’t know that he was actually a formally trained mathematician and scientist as well. (more…)

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To Blab Or Not To Blab

“What the heck is Blab?” a friend asked me the other day when I told him I was on Blab three times a week. Well, Blab is a rather appropriate name for a live-stream video social sharing platform where people sit around projecting their video image and blab. Well, they speak, share, present, and all […]

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