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Trends --

   Why I Use Generic Computers and Open Source Software
   What Users Want -- Selecting a System for THEIR Needs
   Smartphones Reignite the OS Wars
   The Sins of Ubuntu
   The Dream of Computing for Everyone
   Which Linux Distro is Best?
   Whats Happening with User Interfaces
   US Voting Technology: Problems Continue

   Scandal: Most "Recycled" Computers are Not Recycled!
   Why People Troll and How to Stop Them
   Smart Re-use with Open Source: Linux Goes Green
   The Pleasures and Perils of Less Popular Distros
  
What Ever Happened to OS/2?
   How Microsoft Missed the Next Big Thing
   How Reusing Computers Helps the Environment


How-Tos --


   Quick Guide to Fixing PC Hardware
   How to Secure Your Home Network
   How to Undo Unity (How to change the Unity interface)
  
How to Run Multiple OSs on One Computer
   How to Revitalize Mature Computers
   How to Save Energy When Using Your Computer
   How to Tune Up Windows
   How to Secure Windows
   How to Tune Up Windows (e-book)
   How to Secure Windows & Your Privacy (e-book)
   How to Integrate SATA and IDE Drives
   How I Revitalized a P-III
   How I Revitalized a P-II Laptop
  
How to Install Puppy Linux

Database Administration --

  
Database Vendors' Strategies for Open Source
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   Free DB2!
   Oracle 10g DBA Certification:
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   DB2 9 Certification: Everything You Need to Know
  
DBA Certification Secrets: How to Pass the Tests
  
DBA Certification: Test Taking and Study Tips
 

How to Revitalize Mature Computers --

   Four Lightweight Distros Compared
   Computer Refurbishing: Environmentally
         Bridging the Digital Divide
   How to Revitalize Mature Computers
   Puppy Linux: Top Dog of the Lightweights
   Lubuntu: Finally, a Lightweight Ubuntu!
   VectorLinux 7: Fast, Flexible, and Supported
   Puppy Has a Litter (version 5)
  
Puppy Linux Review (version 4)
   How I Revitalized a P-III
   How I Revitalized a P-II Laptop

   Puppy Linux: Great on Old PCs (v. 3)
   Puppy Linux In Depth (v. 3)
   How to Install Puppy Linux
   Damn Small Linux: Still Damn Fun

Tech Investing --

  
How to Invest in Tech Stocks
   Tech Stocks!
   Tech Company Future, Pt. 2


Fun --

  
Computers on TV & in Movies, pt. 1
   Computers on TV & in Movies, pt. 2

GUIs --

   Xfce 4.10: Fast, Simple, Reliable
   My Trip to GNOME: a 3.10 Review
   Whats Happening With User Interfaces

Rexx --

   Quick Rexx Tutorial
   Rexx: What You Need to Know
   Why Rexx Scripting Means Fast Development
   Free Rexx Runs Everywhere

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open consulting

I developed a business model I call open consulting.  Decide whether it will work for you ---        

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Years ago I wrote an article for an obscure technical publication. The paper introduced a model for understanding how and why companies adopt new technologies. Called the hype curve, this model contrasts proven versus unproven technologies.  It presents a simple methodology to evaluate how useful various technologies are to organizations.

The hype curve concept found widespread success. It's been adopted and elaborated upon by the Gartner Group as their paradigm for understanding technology evolution (as hype cycles). Silicon valley venture capitalists employ it in evaluating and marketing technology. Groups as far away as the Tasmanian and Russian governments have used it for managing technological change.

Download my original paper from 1992 below, and see the best-selling book that uses the paper as a starting point.

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