This weblog wanders out on the far end of the many faces of decision support, where technology fits over the tender and irregular human profile. That’s where interesting things happen.
Content here is strictly free-range. I provide original reporting and analysis on the many topics that interest me.
I’m an industry journalist for the greater data intelligence community. Since 2007, I’ve been a regular contributor to several industry BI publications, including Information Management and TDWI’s BI This Week, in addition to Datadoodle.
Before BI, I wrote about telecommunications and computer networking. Far in the past, I edited on environmental topics, mostly technical explanations for lay readers. I worked on contract for the Sierra Club and a small, California-based organization.
Before settling down to journalism, I wandered through a variety of colorful jobs. In one stint, I was an Amtrak train attendant (”porter” in those days) — the first white ever hired for West Coast-originating trains and possibly the only one to join the legendary Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. I also washed dishes under the shadow of Half Dome in Yosemite, sold commodity options over the phone (and learned from some of the best salespeople), and dabbled in radio at KSKA, “Anchorage public radio.”
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