The Science of Journalism

If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.

To: Tony Horwitz -

Cc: Doug Skoglund -

From: Doug Skoglund -

Date: 20 Jun 2014 06:00 am CDT

Subject: 2014017 - How About a Book...

...a book about the Rape of the Personal Computer and the Internet??

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and a few others destroyed the Personal Computer and gave us a Spy Machine.

The Internet was designed for two-way communication and Journalism, the Media and a few others gave us another distribution system.

Hi Tony:

Yesterday, I read your post, "I was a Digital Best Seller!" -- and I trust that you realize that your difficulties described therein are a byproduct of the above situation -- and I quote:

Meanwhile, I'm back to planning my next book. I don't yet know on what subject. But I do know its form: in hard copy, between covers, a book I can put on the shelf and look at forever, even if it doesn't sell.

I would like to help, and I believe that we could produce a book that might become more famous than Ralph Nader's "Unsafe at Any Speed". It could even become the platform for the First Female President of the United States.

I am not a writer -- I am an 85 year young Engineer turned Programmer. I started programming on an HP minicomputer in the late 70's -- bought a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model II in December 1980 -- started SandS Software in September 1981 -- switched to the IBM Personal Computer when introduced.

I, with some help from my son, have produced three versions of desktop software for the IBM/Microsoft operating system, two of which have been sold to other companies. Obviously, I want to sell Version Three.

Personal Digital Multimedia ScrapBook -

If I Had My Way -

May we talk??

To be continued (I hope) 

Doug Skoglund

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention)

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