Archive | January, 2013

Bicsi 2013

Bicsi 40th

I am heading back from Bicsi 2013 held in Tampa, Florida. It was a really good conference and I have renewed confidence in Bicsi as an organization. This was our fortieth anniversary national conference, and the staff did a great job without going over the top. I have been a member since 1994 and received […]

Who invented the tablet?


My article titled “Who really invented the Smartphone“, posted a year ago continues to draw a lot of traffic. I thought it might be appropriate to tackle the newest member of geekdom to garner public fascination, the tablet. It really surprises me when I see very educated people blindly associating invention with whatever is currently […]

Walmart Development In Hands Of Aldermen


Tax Finance Commission fails to recommend project, but aldermen have votes to override that decision The failure of the Shrewsbury Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission to make a decision on the long-pending plan to build a Walmart Supercenter on the grounds of the derelict Kenrick Plaza has set the stage for a big vote Jan. […]

Affton School District Officials Oppose Walmart TIF, But May Have No Say In Its Final Passage


Shrewsbury aldermen expected to vote on TIF At Jan. 23 meeting Affton School District School Board President Michael McNeil and Business Manager John Brazeal fought the good fight to protect the district’s financial interests as members of the Shrewsbury Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission. That group gathered last week to issue a recommendation on a […]