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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.

Latest Posts

Google Talk 1.0.0.76

Google Talk 1.0.0.76

An update to Google Talk was released just minutes ago. Unlike other releases, this version actually has a couple changes that are visible to users.

November 10, 2005 by in Google

Part 1:  The personalization war

Part 1: The personalization war

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have products and services that seem to be aligned, however they are definitely not built equal.  All three offer  services aimed at making the web more personalized.

November 9, 2005 by in Google

Yahoo and TiVo are an item

Yahoo and TiVo are an item

It looks like TiVo will be letting Yahoo integrate it's "content and services" through TiVo's DVR by allowing users to use yahoo for scheduling recordings remotely.

November 7, 2005 by in Google

AdWords keyword tool gets new features

AdWords keyword tool gets new features

Google has introduced a few new features for their AdWords service.  These new features include an improved keyword tool and the ability to automatically generate site-related keywords simply by providing a URL.

November 1, 2005 by in Google

Google Base: What might Google be up to?

Google Base: What might Google be up to?

Google is smart, they know what they want, and more importantly they know what people want. The answer to both is "information" and "money". Looking at both of these "wants", they must decide how they can do this and stick to their "do no evil" guns.

October 27, 2005 by in Google

Recent Google Video buzz

Recent Google Video buzz

Maybe Google is gearing up to integrate Google Video with Google Base? Only time will tell, but it definitely looks like they are putting more resources into this service.

October 26, 2005 by in Google

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