This Was the Tech My Dad Banned in Our House When I Was a Kid

Apple’s logo from 1977 to 1999.

Apple’s logo from 1977 to 1999.
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Where technology was concerned, my dad liked things that were cheap. He liked things that did what they supposed to do. And he didn’t like being hassled. Anything else, and he’d excommunicate an entire company it forever, even if the quality improved down the road. His victims were marked by derisive nicknames: Internet Exploder; Packard-Hell; America Offline. The man was fiercely stuck in his ways, and his frustrating quirks of consumption became the rule of law for our household growing up.

You see, my dad was a hardware engineer. He didn’t talk much about the work he did, which I think involved designing circuit boards and working on EMVs—those chips we all have in our debit and credit cards. But his real passion was computers: specifically, Windows-based computers. Gadgets have since become my passion, as well as the

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‘Mixed-ish’ Co-Creator Peter Saji Re-Ups Overall Deal at ABC Signature



a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Peter Saji


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Peter Saji

“Mixed-ish” co-creator Peter Saji has a new overall deal with the newly renamed ABC Signature, the television studio announced Thursday.

The multi-year agreement keeps Saji at the studio where he first launched his career back in 2007 via the Disney/ABC Writers program.

“Peter has written some of the most evocative and important episodes of ‘black-ish,’ and hit a real home run for us with ‘mixed-ish,'” ABC Signature president Jonnie Davis said in a statement. “Keeping him at ABC Signature, where he started his career, was a huge priority for us and for me personally. He’s a spectacular talent and I’m so happy he’s staying in the family.”

Saji, who was a writer on the Kenya Barris-created “Black-ish” for five seasons before going on to co-create the spinoff series last year, signed his first overall deal at

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Video Conferencing Market Size, Key Technology And Industry Trends Forecast Till 2026 | Fortune Business Insights

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Sep 07, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The growing demand for next-gen communication tools is likely to expand the global video conferencing market during the forecast period. Fortune Business Insights in a report, titled “Video Conferencing” Market Size, Share and Global Trend By Component (Hardware and Software), By Industry Vertical (Corporate Enterprise, Health Care, Government, and others) and Geography Forecast till 2026,” states that rapid urbanization and automation is one of the chief drivers of the market. In addition to this, these advances are expected to transform the future of next-gen tools.

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Introduction of Disruptive Technologies such as VaaS Bodes Well For the Market

Video conferencing enables real-time sharing of high-quality audio and video images among multiple sites. In addition to this, video conferencing solutions provide on-demand

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Abans FMI offers Facility Management Service to Department of Labour

‘Mehewara Piyasa’, situated at Narahenpita, the 32-storey building complex, which houses the Department of labour and other institutions under them, currently holds the record for being the tallest building owned by the Government.

Being a location where all social protection services are under one roof, the complex has allowed the government to offer more efficient services to the public. To ensure its facilities are operating at optimal capacity for the many visitors that walk through its doors, the Department of Labour has secured the services of Abans FMI (Facilities Management Integrated.

“We are honored to be working with the Department of Labour. Currently, we are the only company in Sri Lanka utilizing Computer Aided Facilities Management software and other modern tools. Our strong focus on quality with the sophisticated use of technology has eliminated much inefficiency to facilitate prompt preventive maintenance and offer optimal performance,” commented FMI Director Dr. Manish

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Reliance Launches New Jio Fiber Broadband Plans With Unlimited Data Up To 300Mbps Speed



Mukesh Ambani wearing a suit and tie: Reliance Jio Fiber broadband service will be launched on September 5. (File Photo)


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Reliance Jio Fiber broadband service will be launched on September 5. (File Photo)


Reliance Jio Fiber has launched the cheapest unlimited broadband plans in India. Under the new plan of the company, any person can avail of unlimited internet service for just Rs 399. Jio Fiber has introduced new tariff schemes to increase its penetration in every Indian household under the new NAYE INDIA KA NAYA JOSH campaign to increase customer reach in India. The company says that these new tariff schemes will provide maximum benefit to the customers during the current challenging times. These plans are Rs 399, Rs 699, Rs 999, and Rs 1499. The company claims that in these new plans of JioFiber, users will get unlimited internet. Besides, the company has announced an unconditional 30-day free trial offer for new users. Under the new plan, Jio Fiber will provide a 30-day
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