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A Year on the Road for Light Reading

We rack up the frequent flyer miles at Light Reading. This year, I criss-crossed the United States (as far east as Chicago, at least) and wore a groove through the middle of California with frequent trips to San Francisco and Silicon Valley from my San Diego home base.

Here's some of what I saw before, after and between my conferences and meetings of 2015.

Historic Computer
The Telecom Council's TC3 Summit in August was in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. I snuck out to tour the museum, which includes a fully functional and complete IBM 1401 mainframe computer, announced 1959.
The Telecom Council's TC3 Summit in August was in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. I snuck out to tour the museum, which includes a fully functional and complete IBM 1401 mainframe computer, announced 1959.

Highlights from my 2015 conferences:

More of my travel slideshows this year:


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Also:

  • Trying to eat healthy on the road: I Ate Soylent for a Day: 'Food' Special.
  • Getting work done on the road: Staying Productive With My Office-in-a-Bag and What's in Your Office-in-a-Bag? Since those articles ran I've swapped out my heavy 2010 MacBook Pro for a much lighter 2015 MacBook Air and slimmed down my office-in-a-bag considerably.
  • Finally, my colleague Carol Wilson shares her professional highlights of 2015: My Most Memorable Moments of 2015.
  • — Mitch Wagner, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profileFollow me on Facebook, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading. Got a tip about SDN or NFV? Send it to [email protected]

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    Ariella 1/7/2016 | 1:49:39 PM
    Re: Computer History @thbulk a pity, though you can see some of it in vitrtual form on the site. 
    thebulk 1/7/2016 | 1:48:40 PM
    Re: Computer History @Ariella, I think it sounds awesome, it's too bad I wont be back in the states before its gone. 
    Ariella 1/7/2016 | 1:13:28 PM
    Re: Computer History @thebulk It's only one exhibit within the museum, so it's not altogether comprehensive. Still it gives some idea of the evolution of computers -- at least for the ones made in New York. That's not just NYC, mind you. Even Brookhaven is represented with the game that was invented as a way to make what they're doing accessible to laymen. It's the same idea in operation now with its family programs. 
    thebulk 1/7/2016 | 12:23:34 PM
    Re: Computer History @Ariella, that sounds awesome! I have been to the computer museum here in Thailand and I am sure you can imagine it doesnt hold up too well to Mountain View. But I am sure that NYC has done it right. 
    thebulk 1/7/2016 | 10:55:18 AM
    Re: Looks funny Thats true, you can, but I think the experience is different, I never feel like I am in the TV show or in the book. The idea of VR is to feel like you are in that reality. 
    thebulk 1/7/2016 | 10:54:07 AM
    Re: Computer History @Mitch, and with good reason, we all want to take a nap on the way home from work. 
    Ariella 1/5/2016 | 12:18:04 PM
    Re: Computer History We don't have a whole museum devoted to computers in NYC, but what we do have -- at least until April 17 -- is a special exhibit at the New York Historical Society called Siloicon City: Computer History Made in New York. IBM is the main sponsor, so it is very IBM-centric and some of the older computers are represented only in photos rather than being there, but it is quite interesting.
    Mitch Wagner 1/4/2016 | 11:01:15 AM
    Re: Looks funny thebulk - Total immersion is possible without covering the face entirely. You can be immersed in a book, movie, TV show, or play.

     
    Mitch Wagner 1/4/2016 | 10:58:28 AM
    Re: Computer History thebulk - Indeed fascinating! They had a self-driving car exhibited showing that people have been talking about autonomous cars for a half-century. 
    thebulk 12/31/2015 | 10:31:11 PM
    Computer History I love the Computer History Museum in Montian View, I gave a talk there a few years ago and spent more time walking around in a geeky awe then I did at my event. LoL
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