Archive for July, 2013
TOPIC: If you are interested in hearing the REAL story of one of the greatest innovators and inventors of our time, you’ll want to queue this ‘cast up in your playlist immediately! We have a great time with W. Bernard Carlson as he joins us to discuss his new book “Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age.” Although he may have had some mental short circuits, Telsa fought against all resistance, and through a shocking turn of alternating events became among the most important of current day figures. OK, OK enough of the puns (no, wait, I’ve got one left – Contrary to rumor, Tesla never become a zen master, crying “Ohm” all day!). Seriously, this was a phenomenal interview and a great book. Listen, learn, and enjoy!
We even get some time in with Jay Garmon and discuss this tantalizing tidbit of timely trivia:
What was the last piece of equipment put into orbit by the space shuttle program?
We don’t get time for any real coolsites, but these are some links you should connect to:
- TeslaInnovation – W. Bernard Carlson’s website, with links about the book, and even more detail and info about Tesla himself!
- Van Buren & Wells – You won’t find this local Chicago band’s CD on Amazon or at your local Borders … yet … but you should definitely keep an eye on them!
As you may be able to tell from that last coolsite of the week, the tune of the week is “Wasted Time Blues” by Van Buren & Wells!
TOPIC: We have a great time this week deciding whether to celebrate 4th of July or Canada Day with Dave, and then some good old-school traditional TechTalk! Nothing fancy, but lots of tech news, views, reviews, and even some time with good friend Jay Garmon who gives us a two-parter!
What was the first “platform” video game created, and … what gameplay dynamic did Donkey Kong add to make it the first “true” platform style game?
We even have time for some great coolsites of the week this week:
- Life360 – GPS location mapping, private chats and more just for you and your family on their smartphones!
- 50 Top ELearning Courses – Learn something new this week, come here to find the best places on the web!
Another great podcast only song of the week – “Truth” by Alexander!