Don Whitney

Welcome to THE FALL 2023 Semester!


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Most Mondays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Remote)
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Favorite Quotes

"Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure. These things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You just have to decide what kind of a man you want to grow up to be. Because whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's gonna change the world. -- Jonathan Kent, Smallville

"In God we trust; all others must bring data." -- unverified author

"Life is nothing without trivia, but nothing in life is trivial." - Don Whitney

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -- Carl Sagan

"There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water or do you want a chance to change the world?" - Steve Jobs to John Sculley

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. -- Horace Mann, 1859

"Excuse me... What does God need with a starship?" -- Captain James T. Kirk, 1989

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge -- Dr. Stephen Hawking

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6

To have made even one person’s life a little better, that is to succeed.” — Henry David Thoreau

"I don't know what weapons will be used for World War III, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones" -- Unknown, just after WWII.

Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it. --Ferris Bueller,  June 11, 1986

“It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” ― Mark Twain

Trust, but verify -- Present Ronald Reagan, 1986. In the original Russian “Doveryai no proveryai”

"You have the strength that comes from knowing." --  God, Oh God!, 1977.

This Season in Tech-ish History


Free Comic Book Day, taking place on the first Saturday of May
May 1, 2015
Grace Lee Whitney, Star Trek‘s Yeoman Rand, died at the age of eighty-five.
May 4
Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you!
May 4, 1961
Astronaut Alan Shepard launches in Mercury Redstone spacecraft named Freedom 7 to become the first American in space.
May 6, 1937
The Dirigible Hindenburg explodes into flames at Lakehurst, NJ. "Oh, the humanity!"
May 7, 1888
George Eastman patents the Box Camera.
May 9, 1869
A "Golden Spike" was driven into the railroad tracks at Promontory Summit Utah. This connected the tracks of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, creating the first Transcontinental railroad.
May 9, 1869
National Train Day.
May 11, 2001
Douglas Adams dies, author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Born March 11, 1952
May 17, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness opens. May 15 pre-show.
May 21, 1932
Amelia Earhart flies across the Atlantic Ocean
May 25, 1977
Star Wars movie is released


June 1
National Donut Day!
June 3, 1965
Astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space, during the flight of Gemini 4.
June 16
Captain Picard Day!
June 16, 1911
IBM is created a century ago.
June 21
My Dad's Birthday
June 25, 1903
George Orwell's Birthday
June 25, 1998
MS Windows 98 is released
June 25, 1997
The Air Force released a report on the so-called Roswell Incident, suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.
June 27, 1972
The iconic video game company, Atari, is founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. Their first video game, Pong, was the first commercially successful video game and led to the start of the video game industry
June 29, 1995
The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

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