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The Silicon Swami

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The Silicon Swami's show feature lectures and talks given at Colleges and Universities as a guest lecturer. The series focus is that part of computing history that is NOT typically taught in schools. Starting with industrial automation - Jacquard's punchcard programmable loom - the series weaves a tapestry of seemingly unrelated events and people you have never heard of. The style is very similar to Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story" in that names are not used until the shows' closing. The end is usually a surprise and leaves the listener both satisfied and curious for more information.

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I have wanted to interview this wonderful lady for some time. This is an unannounced last minute idea for a show and this will be a good practice for Jen who will be opening her own channel soon. I'm not supposed to say... more

[Show's opening lines] The Neurotypical (Average person's) mind is wired to connect automatically, effortlessly, without thought. No amount of social skills classes, books read or hours of ABA will change the following fact. For... more

I was not happy with the original "Show #1" and am re-recording it. It was too long and it tended to meander. I think these ought to be 10 minutes or less. The talks will either be teaser introductions to longer material or highly... more

Hello and welcome to the Silicon Swami blog talk. My name is Jeffrey Bottoms and I am a 41 year old “technical writer”. I have worked in the information technology field from the age of 15. I was born in 1968, the year that the request... more