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WWhen I was young, my parents gave me cassette tapes of old-time radio broadcasts to listen to. One of my favorites was a 1948 episode of Quiet Please. In “The Pathetic Fallacy,” an engineer named Quinn brags (in glorious ’40s tech-speak) to a pair of journalists about the giant computing machine that his organization…




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Derek Caelin

Derek Caelin

Derek is a technologist working to build tools for social good and for the planet. Product manager for Terraso at Tech Matters.

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