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Don Whitney

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Semester!


My Current and Upcoming Schedule:

Office Hours:
Most Mondays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Via Email
Email me to confirm and make an appointment.

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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

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

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

This Season in Tech History
February 1, 2003
Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Columbia crew
February 2
Groundhog Day. Earliest recorded in America was around 1840
February 5
National Pancake Day! Hmmmm chocolate chip pancakes with boysenberry syrup.... Pancakes
February 14, 1876
Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
February 14, 1924
The Computing Tabulating Recording Company renamed itself to International Business Machines, one of the world's largest companies by market capitalization
Every 2nd Monday of February is Clean Out Your Computer Day
February 23, 1896
The Tootsie Roll is introduced.
February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy, 83, Mr. Spock of Star Trek dies. Live Long and Prosper. Too soon to be beamed up. He is now with The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Gene Roddenberry, Chief Medical Officer DeForrest Kelly, and Chief Engineer James Doohan.

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