To mark 20 years of covering personal technology for The Courier-Journal and the Gannett newspaper chain, I wrote this look back at the previous two decades. The story includes the arrival of the cellular phone and the DVD as well as bombs like the Coleco computer and RCA's videodisk. The story was published Feb. 15, 2003.
You've found my online profile and digital landing page. This site is primarily a place where I post samples of my work and links to personal media channels at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
I am currently a freelance writer, consultant and digital content developer. For more than 30 years, I worked for The Courier-Journal, a Gannett newspaper in Louisville, Ky. I wrote the Gizmo column for the Courier-Journal and Gannett, reporting on gadgets, gear and electronic games.
My columns appeared the Tech section of USAToday.com and other outlets including ABCNews.com, The Detroit News and The Chicago Tribune. In the early days of the personal computer explosion, I wrote about online services for several tech magazines including PC Computing, Link-Up and PC Week.
I also held several news jobs including political writer, assistant city editor, bureau chief for the paper's Washington and Indiana offices, and business technology writer.
During our three days at Woodstock, Jeannene and I took photos of friends, strangers and some of the many activities swirling around us.
Jeannene printed some of the photos when we returned to the Midwest, then the negatives were filed away until 2009 when I scanned them and cleaned the digital images as best as I could. Click the image here to see them in a Google Photos gallery.
Here's my blockbuster video that only took 50 years to create. It's a video version of a Keynote presentation I made to show at a Woodstock theme party next week in Louisville.
Our Woodstock companion Cindy Swope Kukla was in the New York Times today, The story was about Woodstock mementos and artifacts that people had kept all these years. In her case it was a vest that she work that weekend. Here's a link to the story.
And I was interviewed by Mark Bennett of the Terre Haute Tribune Star for his Aug. 11 feature story about Hoosiers who went to Woodstock. He used several photos that Jeannene and I shot. Here's that link.