Agent Palmer

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Len Deighton’s Bomber: The First Novel Written by a Word Processor

Len Deighton's Bomber: The First Novel Written by a Word Processor

I always read through entire books. I’m not saying that to be a snob, but most Acknowledgments at the end of a book, give you a glimpse into a short commentary on the book process itself. However, I was thrown for a loop when I was reading the Acknowledgements of Bomber by Len Deighton, when I read the sentence; “This is perhaps the first book to be entirely recorded on magnetic tape for the I.B.M.72IV.”

Deighton’s modesty aside, “this is perhaps,” is definitely modest, the sentence was something that I couldn’t just read, it had to be looked into.

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What Social Networks am I on and How Do I Use Them?

What Social Networks am I on and How Do I Use Them

How many social networks are you on? I’m on an excess of 20. I’m not active on all of them, mind you, but I do like to try things out. If I had more time or could get caught up on things, I would certainly spend a little more time on some of them.

I like to keep up on things and try them out or at least see what all the fuss is about, so let’s go through them shall we? We’ll do so in alphabetical order, because it’s only logical.

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In constant pursuit of “The New New Thing”

The New New Thing by Michael Lewis

“The New New Thing” by Michael Lewis is a fantastic trip through the history of Silicon Valley, and beyond that it’s the story of Jim Clark.

He starts by stating that “this book is about a search that occurs on the frontiers of economic life.” But it is also about the history of economics and the technological advancement that brings about growth and change, not just for economics and the market but for everyone.

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The Road to Clammr Clip 1,000

On January 21st, 2016 I posted my first Clammr clip and then I kept going and going, right through to July 4th, 2016, a mere 165 days later when I posted clip 1,000.

What is Clammr? I’ve covered this before, but in short, it’s a way to easily create and share short audio clips. Now it’s commonly used for podcasts, but it can be used in many other ways too.

How did I manage 1,000 clips in 165 days?

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A Companion to My Declassified Top Secret Podcast Appearance on The Podcast Digest

A Companion to My Declassified Top Secret Podcast Appearance on The Podcast Digest

It has happened.

No, it’s not a shock that I appeared on another podcast, but it is quite the surprise that I appeared on The Podcast Digest.

This doesn’t go back that far, although I have reached out to Dan to guest on his show before. Most recently, I was told “not without a podcast of my own,” by Dan on The Diamond Dave Show, but with all of our Twitter sparring, this was a fun secret.

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