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I’m a Little Busy At The Moment

I’m working on a newspaper article, a query letter to a national travel magazine, work for my Vancouver employer, and I’m putting back together privateline.com (external link). Among all those tasks, redoing the website is by far the most time … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Link Rot

As I prepare to resurrect privateline.com, I am faced with my old nemesis: link rot. Links can be positive. External links help readers and they make a site more authoritative. Just as footnotes add credibility to the printed page, so … Continue reading

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I’ve Reacquired privateline.com

Thanks to the generosity of Ken Schmidt of SteelInTheAir.com,(external link), I have taken back the domain privateline.com. privateline.com was originally designed in 1995 as a complement to my hardcopy magazine about the telephone system private line. Over time the site … Continue reading

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Exploring Linkedin

I am starting to investigateĀ Linkedin. Or is it LinkedIn? Like the freelance sites (internal link), it is another odd world to explore, with its own navigation and features. I say odd because there are so many people thereĀ that I don’t … Continue reading

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Why telephones? Q&A

Q. You’ve written a great deal on telephones, especially telephone history. Why is that? A. The story of the telephone is the story of invention. And the story of invention is the story of America. Q. A bold statement. A. … Continue reading

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A new site and a new beginning

“I’m like a monkey with a transistor radio!” A friend used to say that whenever confronted with new technology. At this point, I, too, am feeling a bit simian. Although I developed a 400 page website over a period of … Continue reading

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