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Wake up, Europe! Open, market-driven standards can help you

Recently I participated in the 5th European Innovation Summit, held in Brussels at the European Parliament. The purpose of the annual summit is to bring perspectives from industry, academia, and government on how Europe can become more innovative. Innovation leads to industry, industry leads to jobs, jobs lead to a better economy. The theme of […]

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On the road and open Internet standards

The Standards Game has been on the road, participating in global events and activities that are shaping the future. (By “The Standards Game” I mean me – as President of the IEEE Standards Association, I’m exposed to all kinds of opportunities. Too bad I’m only one person as I’d like to participate in all of […]

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“What might be in store for India?”

As a member of the IEEE Standards Association’s Corporate Advisory Group, I had the pleasure of traveling to India to participate in a seminar, “Global Standards at IEEE”, and in outreach meetings with various organizations and companies. This was my first trip to India, and I must say it was amazing. During the outreach with […]

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This time, I didn’t want a standard

Several people have asked me to write about my new car and post some pictures here. If you’re tired of hearing about it, be sure to stop reading now. I’m having a whole lot of fun with this vehicle, and it doesn’t take much to get me to talk about it. Chevrolet’s engineers designed an […]

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Brussels Sprouts: Food or Weapon?

On the last work day of the year, I thought I’d write a non-work, non-standards related post. I really like Brussels sprouts.  Even as a child, I enjoyed the little cabbages, peeling the leaves off one at time to eat them slowly.  This year I discovered some wonderful produce stands in Half Moon Bay CA […]

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Items *do* shift during flight

It’s been a while since I’ve written a “Travel Tale”, and something happened on my flight yesterday that I wanted to share. The woman who had the seat across the aisle from me was hit in the head by a laptop that fell out of an overhead bin. What does this have to do with […]

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An intriguing business model

Over the years, I have gone through a lot of baggage.  (I’m talking about luggage, not the emotional kind.)  I have become a loyal customer of Briggs & Riley, and I won’t buy any other brand of travel bags.  Why?  Because of their guarantee.  Briggs & Riley will fix any bag they make for its […]

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All-Night Bowling (or Sleepless in Seattle)

The Seattle hotel in which I am staying this week has a special amenity: all-night bowling.  The bowling alley is located one floor above me, directly over my room.   When I checked in last evening, the gracious front desk staff asked if I had a floor preference for my room.  Tired and in need of sleep, […]

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Sour puss seat mate

I just returned from a business trip to New Jersey with two of my colleagues. Thanks to one of them, we were upgraded to first class. We were separated by a passenger sitting in the aisle seat. He refused to trade places so we could sit together. He brought his own food, didn’t say a […]

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