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An Enduring 40 year Mystery

My father, my younger brother, John “Funky” Friedman, sitting at the stone picnic table in our backyard in Cleveland Heights on the afternoon of my graduating from Hawken School, in 1972. “Funky” Friedman, Mark Hoerr, “Hoon,” “Amazing Dynamo Man” (Jamie … Continue reading

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The Quintessential and ‘Reunitive’ Hawk Tech Men of Seventy-Two

Some hardly random notes about the 40th reunion of The Hawken School class of 1972. The frame to keep in mind is that I’ve been privileged to attend every five year reunion, and the reunions obviously commenced in 1977. I … Continue reading

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Class of ’72

The iconic yearbook picture, Hawken Upper School, Class of seventy-two. Three quarters of the guys in this crowd scene actually were seniors. We took a bunch of silly photos on the same day. This one ends spiked by tragedy because … Continue reading

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Hard Drives, History

The very first production hard disk was the IBM 305 RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control), introduced on September 13, 1956. This beastie stored 5 million characters (approximately five megabytes, but a “character” in those days was only … Continue reading

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Brief, Not Very Olsonian Reflections: The Prize

On Saturday I was chosen to cap a conference, Soul In Buffalo; A three-day free conference aimed to celebrate and explore Charles Olson’s legacy and extension through A Curriculum of the Soul. This honored closing position expressed a counter-intuitive programming … Continue reading

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ENDLESS SUMMER

I would have been a surfer. Had I grown up near the waves. Alas, Cleveland. During the height of the Viet Nam war, I spent the summer of 1968 with the family of my Uncle Colonel Pat in Hawaii, on … Continue reading

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THE MIDDLE WAY

The inescapable conclusion from all this must surely be that our interdependence, bringing us together into a common equation, across the oceans and the continents, demands that we all combine to launch a global offensive for development, prosperity and human … Continue reading

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