A Blog About Humanity, Technology and Other Curiosities

- February -
22
2013

Attention: Bill Butler, Tim Moses and Tommy Williams, Please Check My Facts

I experienced a lot of nostalgia last night while attending SouthernAlpha’s inaugural Spark Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley. Listening to the panel discussion with Marcus Whitney and Nicholas Holland, I was fascinated with the stories of these “pioneers of the industry” when I happened to notice the familiar profile of Bill Butler in the balcony. If I were in a movie, the scene could not have been better scripted. For there, hovering with saintly presence above these “old” gents in their reminiscing about the old days (early to mid 2000’s) was a true visionary for technology in Nashville before there was any awareness of any kind by most anyone. How could this be, you might ask? Pull up a chair. Pour yourself a beverage. Raise your hands, clasp your hands with fingers intertwined and, with your best Wayne’s World flashback impersonation, come back with me....”doodl-oodl-oo, doodl-oodl-oo, doodl-oodl-oo, doodl-oodl-oo........”

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- February -
20
2013

I hope "The Byrds" Would Approve

One night, while I was driving home, I think I discovered the symbol that I was looking for- the turn signal. Pick any kind of car you want and as different as they are, most modern automobiles at least share the turn signal in common.

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- February -
4
2013

About that Humanity Part

Okay, so that Humanity AND Technology part of the title doesn’t exactly capture what I want to say. I’m trying to name the humanity behind, within, as a result of or sprouting out of technology. I’m attempting to find where the humanity resides in places where technology begets more technology and we humans risk something in that, especially when the pace of technological advancement is not the same all over the world.  
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tbconner May 5, 2014 at 1:03PM
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