Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson grew up in Seattle, back in the days of pre-antitrust Microsoft, coffeeshops owned by something other than Starbucks, and really loud, inarticulate music. He escaped to the right coast in the early 90's and received a degree in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. While there, he began a career in health and educational information systems, with a focus on IT in public health. This focus led him to several positions at Johns Hopkins, a couple-year stint in private industry, 5 years teaching high school math and technology, 2 years as the technology director for his local school district, and 2 years as Vice President of Business Development for WIzIQ, a virtual classroom and learning network provider. Most recently, he has focused on writing, consulting, and advocacy around the smart use of technology in the classroom and education reform. A liberal dose of freelance writing about technology for SMBs helps pay the bills and support his growing hobby farm/soapbox for sustainable living and agriculture. He lives with his wife, five kids (yes, 5), 2 dogs, a flock of chickens, and a hateful cat in a small town in north-central Massachusetts.

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What is Google Base?

What is Google Base?

From when the service was live, briefly, here is what Google says Google Base will be used for: Google Base is Google’s database into which you can add all types of content. We’ll host your content and make it searchable online for free.

October 24, 2005 by in Google

Google Earth (Flash edition)

Google Earth (Flash edition)

I was thinking about Google Earth today and the physics of making it web-based. With the Google/Sun alliance, I thought it would probably make sense to create a java applet for Google Earth.

October 20, 2005 by in Google

GMail in UK no longer

GMail in UK no longer

Google has been forced to change the name of their service in the UK to Google Mail as of today. As one of our regular readers noticed, his logo had been switching between the regular GMail logo and the new Google Mail logo over the past couple of weeks.

October 19, 2005 by in Google

Google Desktop 20051010-en

Google Desktop 20051010-en

Keeping up with the trend of announcing new product/service releases, it looks as though google has recently released a new version of Google Desktop.A new minor version of Google Desktop according to CaptainK has been silently released.

October 18, 2005 by in Google

A date to remember

A date to remember

Google is developing a Calendar service that will likely be known to everyone as "GCalendar". There has been speculation in the past about such a service, but now there is evidence that Google has been thinking about it since 2004.

September 27, 2005 by in Google

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