Robert Thilsted

Biography

My computer experience started around 1969, in the “electro-mechanical” era of computers. My first programming language was assembly followed closely by Fortran. I have been an IT director, technical support manager, systems architect, network designer, software developer, programmer, systems administrator, computer journalist, hardware technician, and (mis)managed my own company since 1984. I have worked with the largest and smallest of computers and have dealt with practically every piece of hardware that could be associated with computing. In the past several years my focus has been exclusively on employing Open Source solutions to build effective systems for businesses and communities.

Outside of computing I have interests in horses, wine, food, music, film, friends, flying, and anything that has to do with design.

Proposals for this user

* An Exploration of Hardware and what it Portends for Open Source Software

From the early PC to today's laptop we have a million times the memory, a million times the disk storage, and similar increases in processing capabilities. What problems/opportunities does another million fold increase in raw computing bring?
Chemistry 2011-03-14 20:33:43 +0000
Robert Thilsted