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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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    nasimson 12/30/2015 | 8:03:15 AM
    Looks funny Mitch In slide 2 your VR goggles do look funny. It looks like you are wearing headphones but these are resting at the wrong place: your nose!
    Mitch Wagner 12/30/2015 | 10:19:42 AM
    Re: Looks funny They're designed to be used both as conventional Bluetooth headphones and as VR goggles. Just move the bar from the top of your head to your nose. 

    And you can see around the screen; it's not totally immersive. I find that to be a virtue. 
    msilbey 12/30/2015 | 1:18:37 PM
    Next LR conference needs lego sets Seriously, can we bring legos to BCE in June? Perfect nerd way to decompress.
    Kruz 12/31/2015 | 5:46:24 AM
    Re: Next LR conference needs lego sets These VR goggles are a great way to deter one from taking selfies (at least) !
    Susan Fourtané 12/31/2015 | 6:05:52 PM
    Re: Next LR conference needs lego sets Computer History Museums are super cool, Mitch. I went to the one in Cambridge, England last year. It was fascinating. All the computers and computer games were working, and visitors were encouraged to use them. -Susan
    thebulk 12/31/2015 | 10:29:37 PM
    Re: Looks funny @Mitch, I would think for VR you would want total immersion, isnt that the point of VR?
    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
    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. 
    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.

     
    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.
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