January 9, 2013

The CES Cesspool Is All Our Own Fault

Matt Baxter-Reynolds, ZDNet

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To tell this story, I’m going to have to share more about my personal life than I might otherwise like. But, you know what they say about "comfort zones" -- sometimes you have to stretch them a bit.

When I was a kid in the 1980s my dad was a computer consultant. He loved his work -- it’s probably fair to say that he was obsessed with it, and I developed an obsession with computers to match his obsession with work. Anyway, when I was eight I decided I wanted to move to America and be a computer programmer for IBM, as by extension I felt that doing that would bring me and my dad closer.

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