Author: Allan G. Smorra

In 2014 I retired after 46 years in the Electrical Trade. I spent my last 15 years working on the Golden Gate Bridge. Join me in this next phase of life as I write about, and photograph, the world around me.

Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things. But to use and apply that language, we must be able fully to

December 10, 1815 — English mathematician and computer scientist, Ada Lovelace, is born.

In 20 or 30 years, you’ll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world. —Douglas Engelbart

December 9, 1968 — Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as “The Mother of All Demos”, publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS).

Everybody loves you when you’re six-foot in the ground. —John Lennon

December 8, 1980 — Former Beatle John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota in New York City. 

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