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What Will It Take?

What Will It Take?

First of all, I do NOT search for NOR make it a habit to look at cat videos. When I saw this video in my LinkedIn feed, it reminded me of so many people I have worked with over the years and a little bit of myself once in a while. The comment I made…

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Are Spreadsheets Obsolete?

Are Spreadsheets Obsolete?

Spreadsheet programs have been in existence for over 40 years (VisiCalc in 1979). We have all used them at work, in the home, and for school. We know them. We love them. But have they become obsolete? The short answer is “No”. However, their role, especially when it comes to dispersion modeling is very limited…

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Stone Knives and Bear Skins

Stone Knives and Bear Skins

It’s 2019. We all take for granted that we can flip a switch and our lights go on, that we can go online, select, buy, and have delivered to our doorstep, almost any product we want, that we can make that purchase from our smart phone (a.k.a. mini-computer), and that our purchases and anything else…

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The Role of Press in Emission Events

The Role of Press in Emission Events

When local, national, or world events occur, the press plays an important role informing the public of the significance of those events. There is a professional duty to provide accurate and understandable perspectives on the ramifications of them providing proper context for the audience to understand. Traditional media outlets such as newspapers and broadcast network…

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The Places You’ll Go

The Places You’ll Go

When it was read to you as a child or when you were reading it to children, Dr. Seuss’ “The Places You’ll Go” describes life as one big wonderous wandering adventure. When it comes to dispersion modeling, the last thing I want is an adventure. I guess I am getting old. When I have a…

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What is Innovation?

What is Innovation?

What is innovation? The dictionary definition is “a new method, idea, product, etc.” How does innovation happen? Do you ask what people like or want? Henry Ford once said, “if I asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” If people are asked what they want, they will think about…

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