jstaf
Subscriber since: November 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
About Me
Some of my earliest memories are the trips to the Homestead Branch of the Carnegie Library system, with my Mother and her large plaid Avon bag loaded with books.

We went almost every week and as a result there is no memory of learning to read, as long as I can remember I could read.

My work interests have always been in the area of digital technology, first job back in the early 1970's working on the Skylab project. Since then I've worked in the Newspaper, Advertising and owned a digital production company in the 1990's which then became an Internet development company that was bought.

I now write a weekly article for a Dubai based publication, Alrroya.com and do research and business plan development for start up companies in the areas of Machine Learning and Decision Making.
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Favorite Word:

knowledge
Knowledge is the raw material of innovation, and innovation is the basis for a better life for mankind, better social structures, better governments and better ways for us to spend our short time here.
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Least Favorite Word:

bigotry
As long as we insist that we and people like us are "chosen" "gifted" or "special" in any way then a reason for treating people poorly will exist in some peoples minds.
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Favorite Quote:

"The structure of our world has favored the evolution of societies based on peace, commerce, reciprocal altruism, and mutual benefit."
- Robert Wright

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Creativity:

SciPlay, So Far
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Fiction writing:

"Novel" Gazing
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Self-publishing:

Usage:

Unexpected Opposites
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Writer's block:

Getting Unstuck