Richard Seltzer, author and publisher
Milford, CT 06460. email@example.com
Married Barbara Ann Hartley July 28, 1973, Boston, MA. She died
December 4, 2012.
Married Marilyn Mandel Lender Sept. 27, 2015 Orange, CT. Divorced
March 28, 2017.
published 2020 by All Things that Matter Press
The story, which begins in an assisted-living facity in New
Hampshire, leads to 18th century Boston and London, where there's
unfinished business that residents, through mirror selves, must
take care of.
out of 5 stars
"Ingeniously woven trip through space and time"
Please read, enjoy and review
To be published soon (under contract to All
Things That Matter Press) --
novel written 2012-2019
The lives of Ruth and Mark
are punctuated by the two times they invoke nevermind,
hand-me-down magic that Ruth learned from her mother, that can
undo what has been done and alter the shape of reality. They
fall in love twice, once in their early 20s,; and for the second
time, on a world cruise, when they are 70.
When they first meet, during World War II,
both Ruth and Mark are sheltered, naive, and repressed. Ruth
-- her mother dead and her father in prison, raised by unmarried aunts and
haunted by the lies she has been taught to tell -- distrusts
all men. Mark, a GI away from home for the first time, raised
in a male-dominated household, is tempted by worldly-wise
women while seeking the perfect innocent wife. Their on-again
off-again romance, among the contingencies of wartime America,
forces them to grow up quickly.
Their marriage falls apart
when they lose their four-month old son, Davey, on a
transcontinental train. They blame one another and divorce.
Then, separately, they each invoke nevermind, which solves their
immediate problem -- Davey -- but leads to unintended
consequences. Each finds Davey and doesn't tell the other, to
avoid custody battles. Each raises him separately, in parallel
Ruth finds her father, who,
in this world, is loving and caring, with a very different past.
And after she is widowed from a loveless second marriage, she
evolves to become a sex therapist known as "The Love Granny" and
author of an unpublished autobiographical novel, "Well-Meaning
Lies. Meanwhile Mark writes a successful series of books about
the role of lies in American history.
separate worlds become entangled when, after they have changed
so much that, at first, they don't recognize one another, they
meet again, 40 years later and fall in love again. Learning that
they each have Davey and that other aspects of their life
stories conflict, Mark and Ruth invoke nevermind once again,
this time together, hoping to avert disaster and leading to yet
another world -- their happily-ever-after.
Beyond the Fourth Door,
novel written 1969-June 2018
The first door is birth. The
second is death. Frank and Marge go through the fourth door.
Without knowing why or how,
a pair of college students go through the second door without
dying, waking up 50
years older than they were before and with no memory of what has
Seeking a way out, they read
a novel that Frank wrote about them and his family before the
missing years. It's a coming-of-age family saga with
Charlie, an amateur movie
Sarah his insightful
Irene, his creative and
Frank, his nephew, the
author of the novel; and
Marge, who loves and hates
both Frank and Charlie.
sort truth from fiction, when perception and action are often
shaped by lies, Frank
and Marge bond with one another as they find ways to slip
through cracks in time and space.
Search Revolution:How to Find Anything on the Internet,
Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1997 and 1998, with Eric J. Ray and
Deborah S. Ray
The first consumer book about search
engines. (AltaVista was the forerunner of Google.)
of the "Distinguished Technical Communication Award,"
the highest award given by the Society for Technical
Hebrew and Japanese translations. Braille version published by
National Braille Press
"This complete guide to using the
AltaVista web searching/indexing system will be
indispensable to both librarians and patrons.... Get one
copy to circulate, nail one down in the computer lab, and
pass one around the reference desk." -- Library
Through Russian Eyes by Alexander Bulatovich,
translation by Richard Seltzer (Red Sea/Africa World
Press, 2000) at
78 photos taken in Ethiopia in 1896-1898
"...the most important book on the history of
eastern Africa to have been published for a
century...." Old Africa (complete
The Lizard of Oz, fantasy, 1974, revised
and expanded 2018 at
message for second edition
"An intriguing and very entertaining little novel" Library Journal
"Carroll and Tolkien have a new
"A work so saturated that the mind is
both stoned with pleasure and alive with wonder" Lancaster
commentary on our times done delightfully" Philadelphia Bulletin
"A gallery of figments of
contemporary culture that could take its place on the
library shelf of memory along with classic figures of
children's fiction" Valley Advocate
Now and Then and Other Tales from Ome,
children's stories, 1976
highly original collection of short stories, sometimes humorous,
sometimes profound." Boston Globe
The Name of Hero, historical novel,
Tarcher/Houghton Mifflin, 1981 at
translation of this novel into Russian
sources and related documents
Saint Smith and Other Stories, 2011 at
MGMT MEMO: Management Lessons from DEC, 2018
of DEC, 2018 at
Web Business Boot Camp Hands-on
Internet lessons for manager, entrepreneurs, and
professionals, Wiley, 2002 at
- Take Charge of Your Web Site,
Shop Online the Lazy Way (Macmillan,
1999. Braille edition published by National Braille Press) at
Google Play at
The Social Web: How to build successful
personal or business Web sites, 1998)
The Way of the Web Lessons from the
Internet. How to adapt to the new business environment,
Exemplary Drama, senior thesis at Yale (1969)
Google Play at
the Federalist Party, paper written in high school, in
at Apple at
Dark Woods and Other Poems
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
"Why didn't the walls come tumbling down? An outsider's view of
distance education," chapter in Perspectives of Web Course
Management, published by Canadian Scholars Press, 2000.
"Reinventing Publishing in a Global Electronic Mall," chapter in The
Electronic Publishing Business & Its Market , edited by
Brian and Margot Blunden, International Electronic Publishing
Research Centre (IEPRC), Reading, England, 1994.
Health Web Science by Joanne Luciano et al., 2014. Wrote
Without a Myth and Five Other
at Apple at
Google Play at
- Without a Myth, three-act play
(1971) - Heel, Hitler, ten-minute play (2015)
Barracks, a three-act stage play (1989)
- Rights Crossing, a two-act historical
play, set in the American Revolution (1976)
- Mercy, a two-act historical comedy, set
in the American Revolution, based on the lives of
Mercy Otis Warren and General Johnny Burgoyne. (1975)
- Heel, Hitler, ten-minute play
- The Wallflower, one-minute play,
staged reading at the Boston Play Marathon (2015)
- The Lizard of Oz, children's play
MOVIE, RADIO, AND TV SCRIPTS
- The Lizard of Oz radio script, episode 1, episode 2, episode 3
- Spit and Polish, a full-length screen
- Traffic Jam, a short screen play (1972)
- Family on Demand, first episode of proposed
sitcom, co-written with Ethel Kaiden (2004)
The Story of the Trojan War in
Unintentionally Humorous Verse
doggerel written in the sixth grade (age 11)
- Hi-Q or Peg Solitarie, a solution to
the game solved and recorded in the third grade
- Stories Written in the Second Grade
BOOKS IN SEARCH OF AGENT/PUBLISHER
- Parallel Lives, novel query
- Making Time, novel
- Beyond the Fourth Door, novel query
- Breeze, novel query
Adolph's Cruise of Fiction, novel
- The Attic,
with Ethel Kaiden query
- Lenses for Looking Through a Glass Darkly, a
book-length collection of essays that look at
knotty questions from unusual angles, looking for
a publisher. query
- What Did
Newton Say to the Apple? and other word play query
- Sign Me Up, (picture book)
- What Can You Do With a Fifth Foot
WORKS IN PROGRESS
- The Name of Man, historical novel, sequel to The Name of
chapters available here - The Name of God, historical novel, sequel to The Name
(True Galactic Super Nova), scifi novel about the consequences of an
end-of-the world scam conceived for humanitarian reasons.
and the Gentleman,
an historical novel about Mercy Otis Warren and General
Johnny Burgoyne, during the American Revolution
works of Mercy Otis Warren
- Everyday Witchcraft in
an historical novel about Grace Sherwood in colonial
documents about Grace Sherwood
"Vienna, Pension Barbara
"The Gentle Inquisitor
No. 68, July-September 1976, pp. 27-30, 51.
"Mirror", published in Italian
translation in GQ Italia, April 2012
in the Intercom"
and Hundreds of Gerbils"
"See you later,
"View from Beacon Hill," Colorado North Review, January 1991.
"Finnegan Died," Colorado North Review, Jan. 1991.
"Brief Reprieve," Greenwood, summer 1965; Calhoun Literary
Magazine, May 1966; Colorado North Review, Jan. 1991, included
in "Letters from the Sou" published by poetry.com fall 2002
"On Hearing Voznesenski," Yale Literary Magazine, Jan. 1967.
"Saturday Night," Calhoun Literary Magazine, May 1966.
"Human Race," Greenwood, summer 1965, Calhoun Literary
Magazine, May 1966.
"To a teacher from Tournai met in Lille," Greenwood, summer
"Il errait dans la rue," Greenwood, summer 1965, and Calhoun
Literary Magazine, May 1966.
"I come from the land of Frost and Sandburg," Cyclotron, summer
"Journey to the West," Flame, 1965.
Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes
translation from the Russian of two books by Alexander
Bulatovich about his travels in Ethiopia in the 1890s -- From
Entotto to the River Baro, and With the Armies of Menelik II.
Published in paperback and hardcover by Africa World Press/Red
Sea Press in 2000. Excerpt "Even Elephants Pray
published in Safari Magazin
e, Sept./Oct. 1994. Excerpt:
"Hunting Man and Beast in Ethiopia
" published in
anthology Hunting in Ethiopia
, Woodbine Publishing Co.,
1995. Reviewed at length in Old Africa
, issue 18,
Linguistic Systems, 116 Austin St., Cambridge, MA 02138.
Intermittent 1971-73. Freelance translation, Russian to English,
technical articles and books, including for NASA (1973):
Infrared Filters by N. A. Borisevich et al., Minsk, 1971, 228
pp. and Infrared Spectra of Radiation from Earth by Yu. G.
Andrianov et al., "Sov. Rad.," 1973, 112 pp.
NRID, Army Security Agency Training Center, Fort
Devens, MA. During monthly Army Reserve drills, translation,
Russian to English, of articles relating to political dissent in
the Soviet Union. The school published two of these articles in
Samizdat: Translations of Selected Samizdat Documents, Vol. 1,
1973, pp. 18-48.
Aerospace Technology Div., Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Translation, Russian to English, of titles and articles in
chemistry journals, as part of a computerized bibliography
project, summer 1968.
BOOK PUBLISHER -- Seltzer Books (originally Samizdat
- Since 1974, runs own
- Since 1993, runs ebook publishing
business, starting with PLEASE COPY THIS DISK, which sold public
domain texts on PC diskettes. Distributors include The National
Braille Press (under their "Vanilla Press" imprint) and
Amazon.com In 2001 began selling book collections on CD
ROMs, and in August 2004 expanded to offering book collections
on DVD as well.
- Since January 1994, has published a free electronic
newsletter, Internet-on-a-Disk, which discusses Internet trends
and points to Internet resources for business, education, and
the blind. It is frequently cited as one of the best resources
for education and for the blind (who can "read" electronic texts
with computer devices that provide voice output). In February
2006 began posting that same kind of content in a blog --
"Blogging About Books"
- Since 1995, maintains Web site now
originally samizdat,com which was named one of the top 50
in the world by Net Guide magazine (September 1995), the best
personal Web page of 1995 by Internet World Magazine (January
1996), and rated four stars by Magellan. There you could see the
Internet the way it was and should be: useful information for
free, with no advertising, and no annoying graphics or glitz.
Uses content to build traffic for this Web site, which served as
a sandbox to test Internet marketing ideas, and, at its peak,
boasted over half a million pages views/month by over 150,000
visitors/month. The Wayback
Machine maintains an archive of the original pages,
captured 677 times between 1996 and 2018
- From Jan. 2002 to 2010 built and
ran online stores at Yahoo http://store.yahoo.com/samizdat
and at eBay
- From Feb. 2006 to 2012 wrote and
managed blog, "Blogging about Books" at http://www.samizdat.com/blog
- From June 1996 to November 2003, hosted a weekly chat session
about business on the Web, with entrepreneurs as guest
speakers. You can see links to edited transcripts of all
those sessions at http://www.samizdat.com/chat.html
- Since Dec. 2007 publishes books for through retailers scuh
retailers as Nook, Kobo, Apple, and Google Play
- From May 2012 to 2016 built and ran ebook download store
INDEPENDENT WRITER/SPEAKER/CONSULTANT -- October 1998 -
- Provided Internet business consulting and redesigned the Web
site of Financial Engineering
News (converting pdf files of the print publication to
HTML Web pages optimized for being found by search engines and
also opening opportunities for Web-based business, including
- Getronics (the Netherlands), helped make their pages more
easily found through search engines such as AltaVistal wrote an
extensive tutorial and help files advised their ActiveAnswers
project on how to build online discussion communities
- Coola, provided marketing advice and help to this startup
company that had technology for easily moving content from the
Web to Palm and cellphone
- Datalign, provided marketing advice and help to this startup
which was establishing a common dictionary to facilitate online
- Otter Group, managed chat sessions for a distance learning
pilot involving MIT's Sloan School and Merrill Lynch
- Otter Group, served as "Master Learning Director" for pilot
distance learning project being run for Harvard's Kennedy School
of Government ("Managing for Value: Organizational Strategy for
- Learnlots.com (later renamed Attenza.com), wrote tutorials on
How to Find People Online, Online Shopping, Best Web Stores
(details on how to get the most out of Amazon, eToys, Barnes and
Noble, SmarterKids, FogDog, Reel.com, Outpost, Bluefly, etown,
1-800-Flowers, and CDNow, and How to Create Web Pages Without
- AuctionRover (later owned by GoTo Auctions), wrote weekly
column ("Beyond the Basics") for the auction support site
AuctionRover.com, now owned by GoTo Auctions
- Wrote a regular column for the shopping comparison site
- Broadcast a weekly segment on the radio program "The Computer
Report," which is broadcast live on WOTW 900 AM, Nashua, NH and
WGAW, Gardner, MA, 12-2 PM Sundays
- Other consulting clients included: Harcourt Online (the
Internet arm of education publisher Harcourt), Modular
Computing, Hitachi, ACE Insurance, Geller & Company (CPA),
Law Offices of Jonathan David, Ajeeb (the Arab portal).
MOST RECENT FULL-TIME POSITION -- Compaq (formerly Digital
Equipment), 19 years
Internet Evangelist, Internet Business Unit (Dec. 1997-Oct.
Business Group (Sept. 1994-Nov. 1997)
Internet Marketing Consultant, U.S. Communications (July
- Helped develop strategy and
marketing messages for Internet-related business. Supported
various Internet-related sales and marketing activities
(including serving as on-line interviewer/host for Webcasts).
Wrote Internet-related articles for publication in print and on
- Spoke at Internet-related events
and consulted with customers, emphasizing new mind-set and new
- supported various Internet-related sales and marketing
- wrote Internet-related articles for publication in print and
on the Web.
- Wrote book for Digital -- The AltaVista
Search Revolution -- published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill,
now out in a second edition and also available in Braille, from
the National Braille
Press, and in Hebrew and Japanese translations.
"Indispensable," said Library Journal, Feb. 1, 1997, p. 102.
"This complete guide to using the AltaVista web
searching/indexing system will be indispensable to both
librarians and patrons... Get one copy to circulate, nail one
down in the computer lab, and pass one around the reference
desk." Winner of the "Distinguished Technical Communication
Award", the highest award given by the Society for Technical
Senior Communications Consultant, U.S. Communications (April -
- Helped awaken Digital to the
business opportunities offered by the Internet and, with a
handful of others, helped move the corporation in a new
business (see Harvard
Business School case study written about DEC's Internet
business) -- drafting marketing plans, doing customer
presentations/demos, advising sales people, preparing for trade
- Acted as a change agent, an
Internet advocate -- responding flexibly to changing
circumstances, helping to publicize and pull together related
efforts of people who work in disparate organizations, but have
common or complementary goals.
- Built awareness of Digital's
Internet capabilities so Marketing and Sales people could use
them more effectively and take advantage of opportunities as
they open up.
- Used articles, public speaking,
presentations, demos, direct personal contact, and video
production to accomplish these goals. ("Glimpse of the
Future" , Internet video, awarded "Best Internet
Marketing" at Internet World, June 1994) .
Senior Communications Consultant & Editor of MGMT MEMO
- Served as team leader and member of cross-organizational task
forces dealing with corporate communications issues.
- Helped plan, coordinate, and implement internal communications
related to major issues and projects.
- Sought out and wrote articles on company-wide business issues.
- Worked with senior managers to help them communicate key
messages through various internal vehicles.
Editor of DECWORLD 1980-84
Associate Editor of DECWORLD 1979-80
WORK HISTORY BEFORE DIGITAL
Benwill Publishing, Boston, MA, Editor of technical trade
Editor -- Electronics Test Magazine; Managing Editor -- Circuits
Manufacturing Magazine; Contributor -- Microelectronics Times,
Minicomputer News, Electromechanical Design, & Digital Design.
Various teaching and translating jobs 1968-73
US Army Reserves, Russian Linguist (Army Security Agency), top
secret/crypto security clearance, 1969-75
OTHER BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
The Cobb Group/Ziff-Davis, Contributing writer, 1997-1998 Wrote
Internet Search Advantage, a monthly newsletter.
Nova Southeastern University, Tutor, 1997-1998 Provided
on-line help for students who are working on an Ed.D. in distance
Editor, The Word Guild Magazine, April-October 1977
The Word Guild, 119 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138 On
volunteer basis, converted 12-page house-organ newsletter to
magazine of interest to professionals in the book publishing
industry; solicited articles; wrote interview stories, book
reviews, reports of meetings, etc.; topics included copyright,
problems of publishing, current publishing practices, editing,
proofreading, and works by contemporary authors.
ON-LINE EVENTS -- HOST/SPEAKER
Thursdays noon-1 PM (US Eastern time), chat sessions on Business on
the World Wide Web, http://www.web-net.org/Edited
of previous sessions & upcoming schedule. These sessions
have been running regularly since June 1996.
AltaVista Marketspace webcasts from Fall Internet World 97 in New
York and Spring Internet World 98 in Los Angeles. Conducted dozens
of interviews for posting in RealVideo format at http://www.marketspace.altavista.digital.com.
Speaker on "The Social Web" at Placeware, http://www.placeware.com
America Online, speaker on Web Page
Design and Search Tips in the PC Desktop & Web
Publishing Forum, August 19, 1996.
America On-Line, speaker on The Internet in the Intel PC Forum on
the Internet, March 1995.
University and High School
- U. of Mass., Amherst, M.A.,
Comparative Literature (Russian, French, and German), 1972-73
- Yale Graduate School, Comparative
Literature (Clark-Eldridge Fellowship), 1969-70
- Yale, B.A., English major, 1965-69
- Brentwood School, Essex, England,
GCE "A-level" exams in French, Modern History, and English,
- Holderness School, Plymouth, NH,
high school diploma, 1960-64
- San Angelo Air Force Base, TX,
Russian linguist training, (Army Security Agency, Top
Secret/Crypto security clearance) 1970
- Defense Language Institute,
Monterery, CA, refresher courses in Russian, Aug. 1972 and June
- The Weber Group, one-on-one
tutorial in public speaking, 1995
- Dale Carnegie, 1993
- Executive Technique, Presentation
- The Future of Electronic Commerce (Northeast Consulting)
- Future of Publishing (Northeast Consulting)
- Presentation Skills (Executive Technique)
- Project Management
- Essentials of Negotiation
- Planning Communications to Support Organizational Objectives
- Essentials for New Managers at Digital
- Time Management
- Introduction to Minicomputers
- Introduction to Word Processing
- Introduction to VAX/VMS
- CP/M for the DECmate
- Windows PC
- DECmate II
- Atari 800 (some programming in BASIC and PILOT)
- occasional use of VAX/VMS, UNIX, and Linux
Clark-Eldridge Fellowship for graduate study at Yale 1969-70
Graduated "cum laude" from Yale 1969
History Prize and Upper VIth Arts form prize at Brentwood School
Highest average in school at Holderness each year for four years
and numerous academic prizes while there
N.H. state French prize 1964.
- Recognizing the benefits of new electronic communication
methods & spreading the word with enthusiasm (seeing the
future and trying to shape it)
- Team leadership and team work
- Public speaking
- Online speaking (chat/forum)
- DevelopingWeb pages
- Writing (articles, novels, stories, plays, screenplays)
- Editing (newsletters, magazines)
- Application of computer networks for communication (DECnet and
- Interviewing and research
- Communications and consulting (developing plans to meet
- Written translation (Russian-to-English, French-to-English)
- Word processing/typing/transcription
French, German, Russia, some Latin, a little Greek
US Army Reserves, 1969-75, Army Security Agency, Russian linguist.
Active duty for training July - Dec. 1970. Refresher courses in
Russian at the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA, Aug. 1972
and June 1973. Top Secret/Crypto security clearance during service
PAST MEMBERSHIPS (none current)
- National Braille Press (member of the corporation)
- Society of Children's Book Writers
- U.S. Chess Federation
- Massachusetts Chess Association (former board member)
- Prescription Parents
- The Simle Society (member of the board)
- Contemporary Authors
- Poets and Writers
- Who's Who in the East
- International Authors and Writers Who's Who
- Who's Who in Entertainment
INTERNET SPEECHES (complete list
with links to slides and/or scripts)
"Surviving as a small business in the age of Google. Tips on how to
generate search-engine traffic." Speech delivered at NEXPO, the
newspaper technology show, in Washington, DC, in June 2004. Article based on it.
"Selling your own stuff at eBay, tips for serious sellers."
Speech/tutorial delivered in Boston in June 2004. Article based on it
"Why didn't the walls come tumbling down? An outsider's view of
distance education," keynote speech delivered Oct. 4, 1999, at
NAWeb 99, a distance education conference in Fredricton, New
Brunswick, Canada. Article/chapter based on that speech www.samizdat.com/chapter.html
"Internet Quick Startup for Small Businesses," September 9, 1999,
at SCORE in Boston.
"The future of the Internet and the future of business," keynote
address delivered at Cities of the Androscoggin Annual Dinner and
Business Forum on Technology and the Future," Lewiston, ME, May
To buy a videotape of this speech, go to Amazon.com
"The Power of search across an enterprise" Pharm 2000,
Parsippany, NJ, April 29, 1999
"How to increase traffic without paying for it" Effective
Strategies on Measuring and Improving Internet Marketing, an IQPC
Conference, San Francisco, Jan. 1999 (Richard Seltzer was the
"Finding and Being Found -- Basics of Internet Marketing" keynote
address delivered at IT Vision: Seeing the Future in Marketing, at
an American Marketing Association event at Bentley College,
Waltham, MA Nov. 1998
"Corporate-wide knowledge management -- breaking through the
barriers today," speech delivered at ExpoManagement 98 in
Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 10, 1998
"The Social Web and Business Opportunities on the Internet" plus
"AltaVista Tips for Information Providers," September 12, 1997,
for the Shared Engineering Services organization at Digital
Equipment, in Littleton, MA
"The Social Web," keynote address delivered at Web Week 97 at the
Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Tennessee, September 8, 1997.
Also delivered at NT Wizards in Vienna, Austria, Oct. 1997. Also
delivered at Brown University Industrial Partners Program,
November 1997 and at Women in Networking in Chelmsford, MA, Feb.
"Business Opportunities on the Internet: Today and Tomorrow,"
keynote address delivered at Comdex in Buenos Aires, May 23, 1997.
Variation of that delivered at Digital partner event at Victoria
Falls in Zimbabwe, January 29, 1998.
"Unlocking the Power of AltaVista Search," demo/talk
delivered in Bogota, Colombia, and in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo,
and Campinas, Brazil in May 1997. Variations of this speech
(ranging from 45 minutes to 3 and a half hours) also delivered at
NT Wizards in Vienna, Austria, October 1997; at Internetcom 97 in
Moscow Russia, October 1997; at Digital Equipment's Engineering
Education Distinguished Speakers Program in Littleton, MA, and
Nashua, NH; at Boston Internet SIG at MIT in November 1997; at the
Boston Bar Association, Feb. 18, 1998; at NT Wizards in Seattle,
WA, Feb. 24, 1998; at the Mass. Association of Buyers Agents in
Framingham, MA; at the SAS Users' Conference in Nashville, TN,
March 24-25, 1998; CA World, New Orleans, LA, April 25-26; New
Hampshire Internet Special Internet Group, Nashua, NH, May 5;
DocuWorld, Toronto, Canada, May 13, 1998; DocuWorld, Edmonton,
Canada, June 3, 1998; DocuWorld, Vancouver, Canada, June 11, 1998
; 10th International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference in
Miami Beach, Sept. 1998; IHEEP (highway engineers), Colorado
Springs, Colorado, Sept. 1998; NA Web (Web-based education), U. of
New Brunswick, Canada, October 1998
"The Role of Search in Web Strategy," Datatech Intranet/Web
Strategies, Los Angeles, July 30, 1998
"Getting the most out of the Internet," Great Boston Seniors,
Newton, MA, June 10, 1998; Boston Internet Special Interest Group
(ISIG), Cambridge, MA, Oct. 22, 1998.
"Basics of Effective Web Sites: How to Succeed When the Rules of
the Game Keep Changing," seminar delivered at Internet
Expo/Email World in Boston, Oct. 16 and 17, 1996.
"Building Communities on the Internet," various versions of this
speech were delivered Nov. 29 & 30, 1995, at Internet
Expo/Email World in Boston and Dec. 12, 1995; at seminars on How
to Market on the Internet in New Orleans and June 27, 1995 in New
York City, run by the International Quality & Productivity
Center; and at How to Market on the Wild, Wild Web, September 1995
in New Orleans, run by Global Business Research. For the
underlying concepts, see related
"Business Opportunities on the Internet," slides from which
Richard has derived many presentations and speeches (includes
expected major impact of Internet on nine industries); for
instance, delivered as keynote address at Alabama Information
Highway Conference, February 27, 1996.
Panelist at Business Wire seminar on Business Use of the
Internet, Cambridge, MA, March 1995.
Panelist at Business Wire seminar on "The Internet: An Integral
Part of Your Corporate Communications Equation," NYC, May 1995.
AltaVista talks at SuperComputing 96 in Pittsburgh, November
1996, at Internet World in NYC, Dec. 11-13, 1996, at Internet
World in Los Angeles, March 12-14
"Not Cool, Not Hot -- Medium: Understand the Medium," at seminar
on How to Advertise on the Internet, February 28, New Orleans, LA
Panelist in discussion on the Future of the Internet at Service
to the Citizen, February 29, 1996, Denver, CO
"Planning for the Future Internet -- Anticipating Change", The
Telecom and Industrial PCI Conference, Framingham, MA, Dec. 4,
"AltaVista: the Implications of Finding and Being Found,"
NERCOMP, Sturbridge, MA, March 25, 1997, and then at Williams
College, Williamstown, MA, April 29, 1997, and at Web-Net in
Cambridge, MA on May 13, 1997
Panelist, discussion on use of the Internet to promote alumni
activitiees, Yale Alumni Association, New Haven, CT, April 26,
"AltaVista Advice," Microsoft Internet Developers Users Group,
Waltham, MA, June 1997.
Panelist for discussion on "Commercial Netiquette" at the Center
for Communication, NYC, Nov. 1994
Boston Computer Society, Lowell Chapter, speaker (twice) on doing
business on the Internet, Feb. 1995.
NON-INTERNET SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS Boston Globe Book
Festival, on The Lizard of Oz and what eventually became The Name
of Hero, Oct. 18, 1975
Boston Globe Book Festival on Now & Then and other stories,
Boston Public Library, served as moderator of a panel discussion
of Boston publishers sponsored by the Society of Children's Book
Writers, Feb. 29, 1976
Wesleyan College, on The Name of Hero, March 28, 1990
"Master Learning Director" for pilot distance learning project
being run by the Otter Group for Harvard's Kennedy School of
Instructor on AltaVista Search, September 1996-present
- Primarily helping design and run the discussion area and chats
for the pilot course "Managing for Value: Organizational
Strategy for Nonprofits,"
Distance education tutor for Nova Southeastern University, Fort
Lauderdale, FL, December 1997-June 1998
- Delivered dozens of seminars on "how to find" and "how to be
- Made the complete script, plus slides, but live links to
pre-set AltaVista Search examples available on the Web, to serve
as an on-line tutorial or a component of distance education
courses on how to make effective use of the Internet.
Guest speaker on business on the Internet at MBA classes
- Supporting Professor Philip Duchastel in a course on "Learning
Technologies for Distance Education"
Dept. of Comparative Literature, U. of Mass., Amherst, MA 01002.
- Harvard Business School (four times)
- Boston College (twice)
- Suffolk University (four times)
- Simmons College
- The Russian Novel, instructor, spring 1973, 3 credits (a
continuing education course).
- Understanding Cinema, teaching assistant, spring 1973.
Discussion section of lecture course.
- Death and Sensuality in the European Novel, teaching
assistant, fall 1972. Discussion section of lecture course.
SELECTED ARTICLES BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH RICHARD SELTZER
"On the Internet, There's Power in Words", Sportlight on
Performance, Volume 16, Issue 5, 2000.
"Searching: Internet Scouring Techniques that Go Beyond the
Basics", Smart Computing Learning Series, Internet,
September 2000, Volume 6y, Issue 9, pp. 36-43.
"What You Should Know about Shopping Online", Straight Talk,
published by the Women's Consuemr Network, May/June 2000, pp.
1 and 3.
"Employee with interview with Richard Seltzer, Digital Today,
December 1, 1996, p. 8
"You are your URL: Personal Web Pages Don't Just Communicate What
you Know. They Say a Lot about Who you are and Where you're going"
by Gina Imperato, Fast Company, Autust/September 1996, pp.
"Creatures of the Web" by Michael Saunders, The Boston Globe
Sunday Magazine, June 2, 1996, pp. 16-41.
"The Tug-of-War Between Site Developers and Users: interview with
Richard Seltzer," Internet Innovators News, fall 1996, p.
"Tips from a 'Web Evangelist': Interview with Richard Seltzer", InfoAlert
(from The Economics Press, issue #108, March 1997, p. 6
"Build It Correctly, and They Will Come: How to attract visitors
to your Web site" by Robert Israel, published in MarketSpace,
the online magazine of Digital Equipment, June 16, 1998
"Personalities in Profile: Richard Seltzer -- Internet
Evangelist," Boston Software Newspaper, October, 1998, p.
SELECTED INTERNET-RELATED ARTICLES BY RICHARD SELTZER
Power of Words on the Early Web", Feb. 2015.
"The Power of Words on the Internet: Content-Based Internet
Marketing", The Wire Industry, published in England, pp.
"Internet Advice for Newcomers", Proceedings of the International
Workshop "Internet as a Vehicle for Teaching", held at KIDA,
Ilieni, County Covasna, Romania, June 9-14, 1997, p. 8.
Tutorials for Learnlots.com. "How to Find People Online," and
"Online Shopping" are now available at www.learnlots.com. "Best
Online Stores," "How to Create Web Pages," "Advanced Search
Techniques," and "Internet Marketing" are in progress.
Weekly column ("Beyond the Basics") for AuctionRover.com. Building
Monthly column for TechRepublic www.techrepublic.com.
"Lay the foundation for your knowledge management system," "Build
pilots, not virtual mausoleums"
White paper for SiteScape, "Breaking down the barriers to
effective online collaboration" at www.sitescape.com/whitepaper.html
"Content: the Traffic Puller" in Advertising Express, a
monthly magazine published in Hyderabad, India. Feb. 2002.
Review of The State of the Net: The New Frontier by Peter
Clemente, p. 396-398 in The Journal of Consumer Marketing, MCB
University Press, Bradford, England, www.mcb.co.uk/jcm.htm
"Why Forum/Chat for Your Business? Community and Content,"
editorial/commentary published at http://www.mainspring.com August
"On the Horizon" (a view of the future of the Internet) p. 20, Circuitree,
"Internet Advice for Newcomers" in Internet as a Vehicle for
Teaching, Proceedings of the Romanian Internet Learning
Workshop, KIDA, Ilieni, County Covasna, Romania, June 9014,
"The School-Within-the-School: The Internet is an historic event
the main purpose of which is to connect people to people" Holderness
School Today, Spring 1997, p. 8. Variant, entitled "Internet Advice for Newcomers"
published in Internet-on-a-Disk #20, April 1997.
"Listen to your Customers" p.25 in 22 Success Secrets from
Top Internet Marketers, edited by Audri and Jim Lanford,
Articles published in MarketSpace, the on-line magazine of
Articles written for Power Searching with AltaVista and Internet
Search Advantage, monthly newsletters published by Cobb/Ziff-Davis:
The Web can serve as a family album and hall of fame," Internet
World Magazine, Oct. 1995.
- "A Short History of the Internet: Origins of the Internet and
the World Wide Web" Jan. 6, 1998
- "Digital Solutions for Year 2000 Migration: The Millennium
bug. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid" Feb. 12, 1998
- "Tried and True: Digital UNIX: Richard Seltzer and Tom
Chmielewski on the future and safety of UNIX" Feb. 27, 1998
- "NT Spreads Its Wings and Flies: Richard Seltzer and Paul
Keresey on NT today and tomorrow" March 2, 1998
- "Bigger, Better, Booming Web Business: Richard Seltzer and Don
Harbert explore engineering directions for web-based businesses"
March 4, 1998
- "Security Solutions for an Expanding World: Richard Seltzer
and Ray Suarez on safely opening network doors" March 9, 1998
- "Incommunicado No More: Richard Seltzer and Kathy Greenler
explore the power of language translation" March 10, 1998
- "Hopping on the eCommerce Train: Richard Seltzer and Charlie
Liberty explore online commerce" March 13, 1998
- "A Search for Tomorrow, Part 2: Further exploration of the
power and versatility of AltaVista Search Products" March 17,
- "Traveling the Information Superhighway's High Speed Lane:
Digital's Intranet Web Library provides single dashboard
solution for information access" March 19, 1998
- "Partnering with Digital Gives Internet Businesses a Boost:
Reach thousands of prospective customers with Internet
Innovators program and new Web Store" March 24, 1998
- "Opening Database Doors: Richard Seltzer and Henry McCathern
explore the Digital/Oracle partnership" March 25, 1998
- "The World Wide Office: Richard Seltzer and Ray Suarez explore
tunnels and virtual private networking" March 27, 1998
- "AltaVista Search is so Much More: Richard Seltzer and Bob
Lehmenkuler examine AltaVista Search software products" April 3,
- "Webmaster Proves It's a Small World After All: Richard
Seltzer and Andrea Skov discuss chat technology and how to
communicate cheaply and effectively" April 9, 1998
- "Online Audio and Video is Alive and 'Streaming': Richard
Seltzer and Erik Simon on the future of streaming audio and
video" April 16, 1998
- "E-Mail Server Software Solutions ISPs Can Count On: Richard
Seltzer and Steve Wells explore Software.com's e-mail answers"
April 17, 1998
- "From Web-hosting back to do-it-yourself: The likely impact of
cable modems" July 30, 1998
- "Do-it-yourself Web Hosting: Some say it can't be done; others
are doing it already" August 12, 1998
- "Uniting the E-Commerce Front: Richard Seltzer and Richard
Martin talk about Trintech and the future of on-line commerce
standards" April 28, 1998
- "Local Connections for a Global World: Richard Seltzer and
Chris Moore explore the iPass answer to Internet access
anywhere" April 23, 1998
- "No More Excuses. Build Your Own Personal Web Site: It's time
to experiment." August 27, 1998
- "Marketing the Book vs. Marketing the Author: The differing
interests of authors and publishers" August 28, 1998
- "Modular Distributed Web Sites: A kludge for person and small
business Web sites that offers richness and variety at no cost"
Sept. 3, 1998
- "A Vision for Corporate Knowledge Management: breaking down
the barriers to open information exchange" June 12, 1998
by hosting chat forums, Web publishers can build communities --
and their businesses," Internet World Magazine, Nov. 1995.
After you create your Web site, you need to let everyone know it's
there", Internet World Magazine, , April 1996.
Pump: The potential for Web-based discussion for distance
learning is great, but will people catch on?, Internet World
Magazine (on-line edition), September 1996.
"Lynx, Blind Internet Gurus, and New Ways to Perceive
Cyberspace," September 1995 issue of Information Technology
"Johnny Mnemonic: Forget It" and "Just Enough Tech -- 'The Net'
Works Well," movie reviews, September 1995 issue of Media Wave
"Reinventing Publishing in a Global Electronic Mall," chapter in
The Electronic Publishing Business & Its Market ,
edited by Brian and Margot Blunden, International Electronic
Publishing Research Centre (IEPRC), Reading, England, 1994.
"Scanning for Gold: experiences in
the global electronic environment," ReNews (an
electronic magazine published in Russian from Moscow by RELCOM),
October 1992; also published in disk format on Internet Reference
#1 from Samizdat Express, 1993.
Article published at B&R Samizdat, at Marketspace
(http://www.marketspace.altavista.digital.com), and other Web
Excerpts from "The Social Web" (published at B&R Samizdat)
Selected articles published in Internet-on-a-Disk
not Digital -- -- the right thing to do: An experiment in
the people are -- now it's Boston/New Hampshire
didn't the walls come tumbling down? An outsider's view of
vs. cable for high-speed Internet access
opportunities opened by high-speed Internet access
Internet from a business perspective
comes wireless -- watch out for the riptide
for authors about electronic opportunities
you read or published an electronic book lately?
needed, but not wanted
getting really crazy -- now how do we compete?
variable discounts -- shopping the slot-machine way, one
way to cope with the new Internet business environment
e-business ambassadors -- a way to go high touch without going
from "Measuring and Improving Internet Marketing", an IQPC
conference held in San Francisco, Jan. 13-14, 1999 by Richard
the window closed for would-be online trading companies?
And is it closing rapidly for other niches as well? Maybe not.
by Richard Seltzer
to win. Suggestions for transferring game techniques to the
world of business. by Richard Seltzer
questions for developing an Internet business strategy
and Greg and Internet business
two faces of Internet business: traditional and revolutionary
for more than just delivering training. Create a learning
citizenship" -- an alternative form of government made
possible by the Internet
baseball, and a possible end to political conflict with Cuba
-- time for a rule change: from intentional walk to "home
Clinton might resign
- Book Review -- Welcome
to the revolution (Cybercorp by James Martin)
distributed Web sites -- a kludge for personal and small
business Web sites that offers richness and variety at no cost
Web hosting -- some say it can't be done; others are doing it
the book vs. marketing the author -- the differing
interests of authors and publishers
the old Internet culture
- Book Review -- How,
but no clue of why (aol.com by Kara Swisher)
- Book Review -- Machine-gun
Larry: right on target (Essential Business Tactics for the
Net by Larry Chase)
- Book Review -- Everything
you need to do to MOO: guide to an alternative environment
for on-line discussion, business communities, and distance
on branding on the Internet
more excuses. Build your own personal Web site. It's time to
Web-hosting back to do-it-yourself -- the likely impact of
summary of current Internet trends
wishlist -- why not add a time dimension?
- Book Review -- The
death of demographics
with discontinuous change
- What it Takes: Skills
for Successful Communities
- Push? Maybe. Maybe Not.
- Speculation about
the Effect of the Internet on the Economy
- Training, Not Censorship The
Road to Eden is Closed. Need for Cyber-Street-Smarts -- with
responses from Alfred Thompson and Bob Clancy
- Flypaper Dialogue -- Making Web
Sites Interactive Without Interactive Software with a
response from Alfred Thompson
- Toward a Learning
Community/Market (A commentary on Crossing the
Chasm by Geoffrey Moore)
- Another Look at the Future --
Divergence is the Next Challenge
- How to Make Business Chat Work
- The Joy of Being Found: Want
to Connect with Old Friends, Customers, Employer? Try using
- Suggestion -- No Frills Web
Pages for Community Service Organizations
- Degrees of Separation: A
- Low-Tech Web-Page Design
- The Internet Tug of War
- All that Glitters -- If I had
Bandwidth Enough and Time
- "Just Enough Quality"
- "Up-Dating the Circles Model
-- Value-Added Internet Services"
- "The Alta Vista Revolution"
- "Are Participants Born or
Made? Web-Based Discussion for Distance Education"
- "How to Publicize a Web Site
Over the Internet"
- "Video and the Internet"
- "Will "The News" Go Away?"
- "The Evolution of Technology and
- "Who Controls the Context?" Search
the Fate of Carefully Constructed Web Sites
- "'Hit-Vitations': What's Going
On? And How Do You Play This Game?"
- "The Internet and the Human
- "The Associative Power -- This
Ain't Kansas, Mr. Broadcaster"
- "Commerce, Democracy, and
- "We Don't Need Cities Anymore"
Reflections on the Meaning of Commerce on the Internet
- "Suggested Tactics for
Building an Electronic Library"
- "An Author's View of
Electronic Rights and the Public Domain"
- "Alternatives to Academic
- "From Russia and Ethiopia to
Hopper's Lessons", for Yale Class of 1969 web site, 2018.
"Refreshing Memories of DEC 20 Years After its Demise,"
decalumni.org, Nov. 2018
"The Good Soldier Svejk" book review, Slovo, Volume 1, Number 2,
Winter 2000, pp. 28-29.
"What's the Word for...?" five neologisms contributed to this
compilation, Harper's Magazine, Feb. 1990, pp. 45-51,
included in The Dictionary of Coined Words, a book edited by Jack
"Asthma in Timisoara, a Glimpse
at the Romanian Medical System," New York State Medical
Journal, May 1989.
"Romantic Romania -- Be Sure
to Bring Your Own Meat, Medicine, and Toilet Paper," The
Boston Sunday Globe, Travel Section, Nov. 20, 1988, p. B11.
Science and Literature: a Conference, participant at
conference held Nov. 1981 at the Library of Congress, quoted in
the proceedings which were published by the Library of Congress,
"Girls and Chess and Education,"
Chess Horizons, February 1987.
"The Nostalgia of Tomorrowland"
(reactions to Disney World), A Word from the Word Guild, August
1977, pp. 29-31.
"The Lizard of Oz: The Adventure of a Self-Published Fable," The
Self-Publishing Writer, Spring 1976, pp. 48-58. Reprinted in
Library Lit. 7- The Best of 1976 ed. by Bill Katz,
Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ, 1977, pp. 211-21.
"Synchronizing Voice and Program in Atari PILOT," A.N.A.L.O.G.
Computing, Nov./Dec. 1983, pp. 100-104. (article and program
listing, in Atari PILOT).
"Alphabet Music," Antic, June 1984, pp. 16-18. (article
and program listing, in Atari BASIC).
"Joystick Save," A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing, purchased for
publication, but never used. (article and program listing, in
"Telling Time in PILOT," Antic, Sept. 1984, pp. 16-19.
(article and program listing, in Atari PILOT).
"DECmate, This is the Office Calling: some tips on dialing into
the office from your home DECmate," Personal &
Professional, June/July 1984, pp. 70-71.
"Gateway to the World -- a User's View of What You Can Do with
Your Digital PC and Modem," DEC Professional, Feb. 1985.
"Global Competition and the Long
Road to General Prosperity"
"Why Bother to Save Halloween"
Review of Justice My Brother by Roberta Kalechofsky, Aspect, No.
64, March 1976, pp. 69-70.
"Turning Manuscripts into Books" (based on interviews with Judith
Schaeffer of Lexington Books, Catherine Bayliss of Harvard
University Press, Mike Mattil of Little, Brown, and Helen Brown of
MIT Press), A Word from the Word Guild, October 1977, pp.
"Advice from The Writer" (comments of Carol Kountz), A Word from
the Word Guild, Oct. 1977, pp. 28-29.
"Questions on Copyright" (answers of Raya S. Dreben of Palmer
& Dodge), A Word from the Word Guild, October 1977,pp. 45-50.
"A Writer's View of the Publishing Game" (on James Carroll), A
Word from the Word Guild, September 1977, pp. 4-7
"Proofreading at Colonial Press -- End of an Era," A Word from
the Word Guild, July 1977, pp. 5-6.
"Books a la Godine at the Word Guild Dinner" (on David Godine), A
Word From the Word Guild, June 1977, pp. 2-3.
"A Publisher is Known by the Authors He Keeps" (on Seymour
Lawrence), A Word from the Word Guild, April 1977, p. 4
"Self-Publishing -- References, Resources, Examples," A Word from
the Word Guild, March 1977, pp. 10-14
"Book Contracts and Book Marketing" (review of A Writer's Guide
to Book Publishing by Richard Balkin), A Word from the Word Guild,
October 1977, pp. 74-75.
"Sowing the Wind" (review of A School for Fools by Sasha
Sokolov), A Word from the Word Guild, August 1977, pp. 17-18.
"The Editor's Conscience" (review of Concern/s: Essays &
Reviews, 1972-1976 by Tom Montag), A Word from the Word Guild,
July 1977, pp. 8-10.
"Growing up with Brutality" (review of La Hoya by Roberta
Kalechofsky), A Word from the Word Guild, June 1977, p. 10.
"From Fruit-Jar Lid to Eternity" (review of Yonnondio -- from the
Thirties by Tillie Olsen), A Word from the Word Guild, May 1977,
Customer presentations (delivered for Digital)
- VNU (in Acton and then in NYC)
- Japan Telecom
- ABB (to three different groups)
- AT&T (New Media)
- Optus Vision
- Danish Educators
PROMOTIONAL APPEARANCES FOR THE BOOK THE ALTAVISTA SEARCH
Talks at book stores
Radio interviews aired Jan.-Feb. 1997
- Borders Books, Framingham, MA, Dec. 7, 1996.
- Quantum Books, Cambridge, MA, Dec. 9, 1996
- Borders Books, downtown Boston, Dec. 18, 1996
- Barnes and Noble, Citicorp Building, NYC, Jan. 21, 1997
- PCWorld Online http://www.pcworld.com/news/newsradio/seltzer/index.html
"Query and Ye Shall Find: Tune up your search engine skills
and kiss information overload goodbye." This consists of eight
RealAudio files: Introduction. Why is AltaVista revolutionary?
Tips for narrowing searches fast. Tips so others can find your
Web site. What are META tags? What's the ranking algorithm? Tips
for searching newsgroups. AltaVista Search on my PC.
- Bill Blinn, WTVN NewsRadio 610, Columbus, OH -- for
"Technology Corner," aired on Feb. 9, 1997
- Fred Fiskin, WCBS Radio, "Bootcamp" http://www.bootcamp.com
- Paul Schindler, First-TV, http://www.first-tv.com
- Business News Network, http://www.ibrlive.com
OTHER MEDIA APPEARANCES
Guest on The Computer Report, WCAP-radio, Lowell, MA,
February1995 and November 1996
Guest on Dazzle Unlimited, program about business use of the
Internet, hosted by Steve Steinberg and aired on Time-Warner cable
channel in NYC, July 1995.
Guest on Boston Neighborhood Network, Feb. 1997, rebroadcast June
WGAL Radio, Lancaster, PA, "Coffeebreak" with Gladys Mummau, Oct.
2, 1975 (about the Lizard of Oz)
WBUR Radio, Boston, MA, with Kevin Vandenbroek at Boston Globe
Book Festival, Oct. 18, 1975 (about the Lizard of Oz)
WOMR Radio, Provincetown, MA, with Ron Vallee, Aug. 10, 1983
(about The Lizard of Oz)
WGAL TV, Lancaster, PA, "Noonday on 8" with Anne Herr, Oct. 2,
1975 (about Rights Crossing)
WHYL TV, Lancaster, PA, "The Good Morning Show," Oct. 2, 1975
(about Rights Crossing)
WGBX TV, Boston, MA, "Catch-44," served as moderator of panel
discussion on the New England Small Press Association, 1974
"USA Today," nationally syndicated, aired Dec. 13, 1989 (about
son Bobby and chess)
"FutureWatch" (CNN), broadcast July 7, 1990 on CNN and July 8,
1990 on TBS (about son Bobby and chess)
SELECTED ARTICLES WRITTEN FOR BENWILL PUBLISING
Electronics Test Magazine
"LSI Testing -- Can we get off the treadmill?" February 1979,
"Where Are We Going? -- Assessing the impact of LSI on board
testing," January 1979, pp. 58-66.
Circuits Manufacturing Magazine
"Future Test: How to cope with the changing world of LSI,"
December 1978, pp. 33-41.
"Test Strategies for LSI and Memory: Reducing problems to
solvable size," March 1977, pp. 40-46.
"Protecting PCBs with Non-Liquid Coating: How does it work? What
can it do? Can small firms afford this process?" February 1976,
"Guide to Wafer Scrubbing," November 1975 pp. 56-63.
"Pursuing the Reliable Solder Joint: Knowledge of materials
reduces solder joint failures," November 1975, pp. 50-54.
"Epitaxial and CVD Reactors," October 1975, pp. 26-27.
"SEM Techniques for Semiconductor Fabrication," September 1975,
"When Selling to the Soviets -- Let the Vendor Beware?" August
1975, pp. 62-67.
"Protective Coatings for Hybrids, Resistors and Auto
Electronics," August 1975, pp. 16-20.
"For PC Makers, Relief from EPA Guidelines," July 1975, pp.22-26.
"Immersion Tin: How process parameters affect solderability,"
July 1975, pp. 54-56.
"EPA Reaches the Circuits Industry: Guide to the guidelines,"
July 1974, p. 9.
"At Rainbow's End -- Gold or Borscht? Selling Semiconductors to
E. Europe," Sept. 19, 1975, pp. 1,4.
"Trading TVs for Oranges? -- Sectoral bargaining still at issue
in Geneva," May 15, 1975, pp. 1, 11.
"The Quest for Corporate Youth and Immortality: TI's tactics to
outwit the gods," April 3, 1975, pp. 1,8; April 17, 1975, p. 8.
"A Loop-Hole You Could Drive an Industry Through? -- Tariff
preference for developing nations," April 17, 1975. pp. 1, 6, 22.
"First Corollary to the Laws of Economic Physics -- What goes
down must go up," Feb. 1975, pp. 1, 22-23.
"Auto Microelectronics -- Counting markets before they're
hatched," Oct./Nov. 1974, pp. 1,7
"Nuclear Design Pressures: the case of setpoint drift," Nov.
1974, pp. 6-11.
"Promo-Graphic Horror Film: Frankenstein sells testers," Nov.
1974, p. 68.
SELECTED ARTICLES WRITTEN FOR DIGITAL EQUIPMENT
MGMT MEMO, the Digital management newsletter
August 1992, Vol 11, No. 5
June 1992, Vol. 11, No. 4
- Ken Explains the Business Unit Concept (Ken Olsen)
- Selling Solutions in the Healthcare Industry (Willow Shire)
- Helping Utilities Operate in a Competitive Environment (Patti
- Helping Retailers Succeed in Hard Times (Abbott Weiss)
- DECWORLD Wrapup Report (Deb Nicholls)
- Alpha Update (Ed Pastor)
- Global Project Business (Will O'Brien)
- Communication through Heterogeneous Networking -- Where Cost
is a Critical Decision Factor (Peter Brown)
April/May 1992, Vol. 11, No. 3
- Thoughts on Digital's Core Values (Ken Olsen)
- Beyond SERP -- Seize the Opportunity to Re-engineer the
Company (John Sims)
- Ken Answers Frequently Asked Questions (Ken Olsen)
March 1992, Vol. 11, No. 2
- Focusing on Core Businesses and Products (Ken Olsen)
- The Changing Role of Marketing at Digital (Bill Johnson)
- The New Organization from an Engineering Perspective (David
- Managing Entrepreneurial Teams: Delegate without Abdicating
- Putting Developer in Touch with Customers' Best Insights (John
- Consulting -- Both a Business and a Frame of Mind (Pat
Jan./Feb. 1992, Vol. 11, No. 1
- Evolving the Organization to Grow Marketshare (Jack Smith)
- Alpha Marketing Strategies (Ed Pastor)
- DECWORLD Strategy (Deb Nicholls)
- Removing Barriers for People with Disabilities (Jim Cudmore
and Jack Rugheimer)
- Making Profits Selling Components and Manufacturing Capability
- Tracking Profit in Systems Integration Programs (Fran Maycock)
Dec. 1991, Vol. 10, No. 9
- New Generation Processors Make the Timing Right for Renewed
Emphasis on TOEM Business (Dick Heaton)
- Television Advertising Will Reinforce Open Message in U.S.
- Digital's Life Balance Strategy (Laurie Margolies)
- Update on HIV/AIDS (Paul Ross)
- Results of MGMT MEMO Test Message
Oct./Nov. 1991, Vol. 10, No. 8
- Reaffirming the New Management System (Ken Olsen)
- The Enterprise Information Utility (Jack Smith)
- The Significance of October 30 (Bill Demmer and Howard Woolf)
- The Role of the 'Coach' in the New Management System (John
- Drug Testing vs. Managing Performance (Bruce Davidson et al.)
Aug./Sept. 1991, Vol. 10, No. 7
- How to Talk about the ACE Initiative
- Message to Account Managers -- Think Like Retailers and Pump
up the Volume (Bob Hughes)
- The Importance of Alternate Sales Channels to Digital's Total
Business (Win Hindle)
- The Role of Acquisition in Gaining Competitive Advantage in
Commodity Markets (Murv Lackey)
- Revising Digital's Software Business Practices (Pat Spratt)
July 1991, Vol. 10, No. 6
- Explaining the Restructuring Charge and Other Aspects of
Digital's FY91 Year-End Results (Bruce Ryan)
- Expanding Markets and Reducing Costs through Strategic
Relationships (Henry Crouse)
- Project Athena -- a New Model for Transferring Technology to
the Marketplace (George Champine and Jeanne Lyons)
- The Role of the New Corporate Marketing Planning Organization
June 1991, Vol. 10, No. 5
- Budgeting, the New Management System and the Renewal of
Digital (Mick Prokopis)
- Explaining the New Management System to the Financial
Community (Jim Osterhoff)
- The Role of Functions in the New Management System --
Supporting the Customer (Win Hindle)
- The Open Advantage Campaign (Peter Smith)
May 1991, Vol. 10, No. 4
- State of the Company Address (Ken Olsen)
- VAX VMS Systems: a Vision for the Future (Bill Demmer)
- FY91: The VAX Renaissance Begins (Ken Swanton)
- Winning Where Every Penny Counts (Grant Saviers)
- Components Business Group (Jim Willis)
- Personal Computer Business (John Rose)
- Commodity Business (Gary Eichhorn)
- Managing for Growth and Profitability in the LAN Hardware
Business (Ralph Dormitzer)
- ACE Initiative (Dom LaCava)
- Many Faces of Systems Engineering (Bob Glorioso)
- Systems Marketing (Peter Smith)
- Electronic Data Exchange as an Example of Systems Integration
Business (Gene Hodges)
- PowerFrame (Warren Neuburger)
- Growth and Profit with Open Services and Systems Integration
- Making Profit with Software (David Stone)
March/April 1991, Vol. 10, No. 3
- Digital's New Management System (Alex Munn)
- The Role of Functions -- Centers of Expertise (John Sims)
- New Directions in Digital Manufacturing (Bob Palmer)
- The Integrated Enterprise (Bill Hanson)
February 1991, Vol. 10, No. 2
- Implementing Digital's Cost Strategy (Bruce Ryan)
- Services at Digital: Organizing for Growth and Profitability
- Evaluating New Markets in a Global Context (Cliff Clarke)
- Digital to Open New Subsidiary in Czechoslovakia (Alberto
- Digital-Kienzle Begins Operations
- Europe's "Network of Entrepreneurs" (Pier Carlo Falotti)
- Building Market Share in Production Systems/Mainframes (Bob
Jan. 1991, Vol. 10, No. 1
- Digital's Software Strategy and the Role of "The New Software
Group" (David Stone)
- VAX and VMS Directions -- Organizing for Growth and Profit
- Strategies for Leadership in VMS Systems (Bob Supnik)
- The Role of Entry Systems (MicroVAX) Business (Jesse Lipcon)
- The 'Six Sigma' Program in Storage Systems (Art O'Donnell)
- Internal Group Teams up with Business Unit to Meet Customer
Needs (Peter Brown)
Interim Reports, (videotext only) Nov. 1990
- State of the Company Address (Ken Olsen)
- Ken Olsen Responds to Questions
- More on the Management Reporting System (Lyn Benton)
- Total Quality Management and its Role in Making Digital More
Productive and Innovative (Frank McCabe)
- Banking as an Integration/Application Business Unit (Norm
- The Open Systems Company (Bill Demmer)
- ULTRIX Opportunities (Kurt Friedrich)
- Open VAX VMS Systems (Ken Swanton)
- The Production/Mainframe Systems IBU (Bob Glorioso)
- Update on the Mainframe Market (Rich Whitman)
- The High Availability/Fault Tolerant Market (Fernando
Oct./Nov. 1990, Vol. 9, No. 9
- Jack Smith Focuses on Cost Cuts, Answers Employee Quetions in
Live "DQR" Broadcast
- Jack Smith Announcement -- Management and Profit Initiatives
Aug./Sept. 1990, Vol. 9, No. 8
- Introduction to Digital's Business Unit Structure (Ken Olsen)
- Ken Explains Business Unit 'Architecture' to Officers
- Management System -- Providing Business Units with the
Information They need to Make Decisions (Lyn Benton)
- The Role of Application Business Units (Peter Smith)
- Application Business Units Organized as 'Clusters'
- Defining the Job of an ABU 'Cluster Manager' (Bill Steul)
- Insurance -- an Example of an Application Business Unit (Sandy
- Renewed Emphasis on CSOs (Win Hindle)
- Managing CSO Relationships in the US (Jay Atlas)
- Managing Large Global Accounts (Jack MacKeen)
- Cost Effectiveness in Corporate Administration (Doug Hammond)
July 1990, Part 2, Vol. 9, No. 7
- The Road Back to Profitability (Jack Smith)
- Future Profitability (Jim Osterhoff)
- Making Digital Competitive and Achieving Financial Excellence
- Improving the Cost Structure by Changing the Way We Do Work
- Acquisition Business Centers and Other Cost-Cutting Efforts in
Purchasing (Ron Payne and Murvin Lackey)
- Cost Savings from a 'Common VMS Operating Environment' (Mike
- Selling and Supporting UNIX Together (Pier Carlo Falotti)
July 1990, Part 1, Vol. 9, No. 6
- The Role of Public Policy on Digital's Global Business (Martin
- General Systems Business Group Provides Focus for Growing the
'Small and Mid-Size Business' Market (Gary Eichhorn)
- Client/Server Computing (Bill Demmer)
- Databases (Hans Gyllstrom)
- Transaction Processing (Dennis Roberson)
- Workstations (Don Gaubatz)
- ULTRIX (Kurt Friedrich)
- One Powerful Voice to Customers (Peter Zotto)
- A Worldwide Educational Design (Pat Cataldo)
- DECWORLD '90 (Pat Zilvitis)
June 1990, Vol. 9, No. 5
- State of the Company Address (Ken Olsen)
- Digital's Human Resources: Changes in the 90s (John Sims)
- Operational Issues and Business Units (Jack Smith)
- DECWORLD '90 (Peter Smith)
- VAX 9000 (Bob Glorioso)
- VAXft 3000 System (Fernando Colon-Osorio)
- Desktop Interconnect Business (Ralph Dormitzer)
- Ken Olsen Answers Employee Questions
April/May 1990, Vol. 9, No. 4
- DQR -- Senior Managers Answer Employee Questions in Live Video
- Eliminating Red Tape in the U.S. Field (Abbott Weiss)
- New Directions in Engineering at Digital (Bill Strecker)
- The Role of Systems Engineering in Enterprise Integration
- The Expanding Role of Educational Services (Pat Cataldo)
- Attention to Detail Reduces Waste and Improves Quality in
Manufacturing (Lou DiFinizio)
March 1990, Vol. 9, No. 3
- Digital's Changing Work Environment (Dick Farrahar)
- Building Financial Strength for the Future (Bruce J. Ryan)
- Adjusting to the Workforce Demands of a New Business
Environment (Tom Colatosti)
- 'New Work' in Manufacturing -- Its Role in Providing Systems
Integration (Walter Bonin and Ron Chestna)
- DECWORLD '90 -- Educating and Inspiring Customers and Sales
People Around the World (Pat Zilvitis)
- Waste Management and Minimization at Digital (John Caulfield)
- To Reduce CFC Usage, Digital Develops Water-Based Method for
Cleaning Modules and Gives this Technology to the Industry
February 1990, Vol. 9, No. 2
- Business Outlook in the U.S. (Dave Grainger)
- Opportunities in Eastern Europe -- Joint Venture in Hungary
- U.S. Finance Realigns to Support Account Focus (Steve Behrens)
- Worldwide Environmental, Health and Safety Policy Adopted
- Monitoring Research on Health Effects of Office Equipment
- Mid-Range Systems Focuses on Client/Server Computing (Bill
- The Importance of Cooperative Research (Jack McCredie)
January 1990, Vol. 9, No. 1
- Marketing Directions (Peter Smith)
- Account/Industry View (Bob Hughes)
- Management Challenge: Encouraging Diversity within Digital,
While Appearing as One Company to Our Customers (Win Hindle)
- Digital: the Corporate Citizen (Al Mullin)
- Using Technology to Advantage -- Digital's Network and the
Free Flow of Ideas (Win Hindle)
- Digital to Institute Drug and Alcohol Testing Program for
Certain Jobs in the U.S.
November 1989, Vol. 8, No. 8
- State of the Company Address (Ken Olsen)
- Ken Olsen Responds to Questions from the Audience
- Digital's Corporate Architecture (Bill Strecker)
- Business Segments and What They Mean to Digital (Dom LaCava)
- The Integrated Approach to Selling in Europe (Pier Carlo
- How Customer Service Supports the Digital Architecture and the
Selling Effort Internationally (Don Zereski)
- How CSS and Software Services Support the Digital Architecture
- Selling in the United States (Dave Grainger)
- Supporting Our Accounts and the New Account Workbench (Mike
- The VAX 9000 System: a Story of Integration (Joe Zeh)
- Systems Integration -- Tying It All Together (Jack Smith)
October 1989, Vol. 8, No. 7
- 'Business Segments' -- Digital's New Planning and Management
Structure (Jack Smith)
- Update on Digital Europe (Pier Carlo Falotti)
- Distributed Computing and the Art of managing with Information
- Enterprise-Wide Information Management at Digital (Mike
- Collaboration with Rockwell International -- an Exchange of
Manufacturing Technology (Dinesh Maheshwary)
- Refections on Teamwork and 'the Dream' (Pier Carlo Falotti)
August 1989, Vol. 8, No. 6
- Moving Toward an Account Focus in the Field (Dave Grainger)
- Message to Sales, Delivered by the Executive Committee at
- Helping Employees Deal with Changing Business Needs
- Proper Use of Digital Computers, Systems and Networks
- Dare to Make a Difference (Jack Smith)
- The Importance of Information Security at Digital (Jim
July 1989, Vol. 8, No. 5
- Letter from Ken Olsen
- Digital Europe Realigns Operations to Meet Challenges of the
1990s (Pier Carlo Falotti)
- U.S. Field Prepares for Next Decade with Workforce Planning
- The Expanding and Changing Role of Manufacturing (Lou
- Globalization and the Need for Digital to Adjust to Changing
World Trade Conditions (Cliff Clarke)
- Managing the Introduction of New Technology to the Workplace
June 1989, Vol. 8, No. 4
- State of the Company Address (Ken Olsen)
- Digital's Integrated Application Environment -- Leadership in
the 1990s (Peter Smith)
- Understanding and Explaining Digital's Product Strategy (Bill
- Information Management Systems (Grant Saviers)
- Transaction Processing (Dennis Roberson)
- The Role of PCs in Digital's Application Strategies (Henry
- PC Local Area Networks (John Rose)
- Opportunities with Large-System Customers (Bob Glorioso)
- Systems Integration (Russ Gullotti)
- Educating the Field about Our Product Strategy and Products
- Financial Status and Issues (Jim Osterhoff)
- Our Selling Philosophy and Strategy in the U.S. (Dave
- Digital's Values in Times of Change (John Sims)
- Ken Olsen Responds to Questions from the Field
April/May 1989, Vol. 8, No. 3
- Letter from Ken Olsen
- The Executive Committee Responds to Employee Questions
- Digital's Response to the Changing Competitive Environment
- A Fresh Look at Recent Product Advances (Jack Smith)
- Update on the Apple-Digital Joint Development Effort (John
- Digital is Rapidly Reducing CFC Use
- Teamwork Leads to New Business Model for the Education Market
- Digital in the U.S. Adopts Policy on Illegal and Controlled
- Using Digital's Logo (Jim Perkins)
February/March 1989, Vol. 8, No. 2
- The Role of the Executive Committee in Decision-Making at
Digital (Abbott Weiss)
- Empowerment, Not Power: Digital and Computing in the 1990s
- The Changing Role of Customer Support (Joe Orlando)
- All Hands on DEC (Dave Grainger)
- DIS and the Role of Enterprise-Wide Computing Inside Digital
January 1989, Vol. 8, No. 1
- Hackers, Worms and Information Security in an Open Environment
- Digital Grapples with Drug Issue
- Entering the Systems Integration Business (Jon Caputo)
- Women's Issues and Opportunities: Business Implications for
- Channels Marketing Positions Digital as a Leader in Global
Markets (Jack MacKeen)
December 1988, Vol. 7, No. 8
- Digital's No-Compromise Computing Strategy (Jack Smith)
- Winning the Desktop (Dom LaCava)
- Which Desktop for You? Computing for Every Desk (Henry Ancona)
- Capturing the Desktop through Service (Dave Grainger)
- Distributed Transaction Processing and the Desktop (Dennis
- The Desktop and Integrating the Enterprise (Bill Johnson)
- Sales Challenges of the 1990s (Joe DiNucci)
- Questions for Ken Olsen
October 1988, Vol. 7, No. 7
- What Do We Mean by 'Integrating the Enterprise'? and How Are
We Doing It? (Peter Smith)
- U.S. Team Adopts Long-Range Business Plan
- Digital's Values -- Based on Customer Satisfaction and
Building a Creative Work Environment (Win Hindle)
- Worms Viruses and Systems Security
- Storage Systems Becomes Storage and Information Management
- Digital Expands its Video Network (Pat Cataldo)
August 1988, Vol. 7, No. 6
- Digital's Small Business Strategy in the U.S. (Jay Atlas)
- Ken Talks about the Stock Price and Other Matters
- Digital Acquires RISC Technology from MIPS
- Operating as an International Company -- the Need for Global
Perspective (Cliff Clarke)
- Enabling People to Work Together more Effectively
- Revitalizing the Open Door Policy (John Murphy)
July 1988, Vol. 7, No. 5
- Explaining Digital's Product Strategy (Bill Strecker)
- Digital's UNIX and Open Systems Strategy (Don McInnis)
- The Meaning of 'Transportable' Software (Ken Olsen)
- Trade, Public Policy and a Global Digital (Cliff Clarke)
- A Systems Vision of Data Storage Management (Grant Saviers)
- Research as a Market: a Window of Opportunity (Gary Eichhorn)
June 1988, Vol. 7, No. 4
- The One Company Theme and Digital's Evolving Strategy (Ken
- Financial Update (Jim Osterhoff)
- Digital's Evolving Product Strategy (Bill Strecker)
- Digital's Desktop Strategy as It Relates to Work Systems (Dom
- DECwindows Solution (Roger Heinen)
- OLTP and Database Products -- What Are They and Why Are They
Important? (Hans Gyllstrom)
- Our Transaction Processing Strategy (Bob Glorioso)
- The Role of High Availability in Transaction Processing
- Meeting Customers' Needs -- Digital's Distributed Production
Systems (Bill Steul)
May 1988, Vol. 7, No. 3
- Protecting the Environment by Reducing Use of
- Software Licensing Policies -- Serving Customers and Keeping
Pace with Technology (Dave Chase)
- Digital's Financial Architecture -- Providing Managers with
Timely and Accurate Information (Dave Spratt)
- Hudson Health Study Prompts Further Research
March 1988, Vol. 7, No. 2
- Digital's Desktop Strategy
- Network Application Support (John Rose)
- Extending Digital's Software Strength to Applications (Roger
- Desktop VMS and ULTRIX Applications from Third Parties (Mike
- Communicating Digital's Values (Jack Smith)
February 1988, Vol. 7, No. 1
- Decision-Making at Digital (Ken Olsen)
- Today's Key Issues -- Planning and Productivity (Jack Smith)
- Systems Security and the Threat of Computer Hackers (Ray
- The Community Right-to-Know Act and Interpretation of Chemical
Data (Mark McCarthy)
- Focus on Safety -- Digital's Employee Right-to-Know Policy
December 1987, Vol. 6, No. 8
- Future Challenges of a Changing Work Force (John Murphy and
- Remember Digital's Customer-Oriented Values (Jack Shields)
- Teamwork Needed to meet Future Customer Satisfaction Goals
- Digital Forms AI Technology Center
October 1987, Vol. 6, No. 7
- Digital's Strengths in the Wake of the Stock Market Decline
- DECWORLD Thanks and Future Plans
- The Role of Digital's European Board of Directors (Win Hindle)
- Corporate Identity Standards REady for Distribution
- Preparing to Deal with Societal Problems in a Business Context
- Why Should Managers Learn about AIDS? (Richard Porter)
- Digital's Guildelines for Dealing with AIDS-Related Issues
(John Doherty and Jack Rugheimer)
August 1987, Vol. 6, No. 6
- Wall Street Reactions to DECWORLD '87 (Mark Steinkrauss and
- Vice Presidents Build Long-Term Relationships with Key
- Update on the Order Transaction Process (Harvey Weiss)
- The Role of Strategic Relations
July 1987, Vol. 6, No. 5
- The Role of the Semiconductor Task Force (Bob Palmer)
- LDP's Computer Integrated Research Strategy and the Cray
- Agreement (Gary Eichhorn)
- Digital's Energy Situation (Jim Rogers)
July 1987, Vol. 6, No. 4
- State of the Company Address (Ken Olsen)
- Digital's Message (Ilene Jacobs)
- Overview of Basic Industries (Jerry Witmore)
- Problems Facing the Chemical Industry and Our Solutions
- Challenges Facing the Automotive Industry (Jerry Paxton)
- Manufacturing Problems and Solutions (Peter Graham)
- Engineering Problems, Solutions and Marketing Messages (Don
- Service Industry Vision (Bob Hughes)
- Financial Services Problems and Solutions (Sandy Thomas)
- Trading Problems and Solutions (George Chamberlain)
- Digital's Message and the Canadian Market (Ken Copeland)
- Educational Services' Message Delivery (Pat Cataldo)
- Financial Update (Jim Osterhoff)
April 1987, Vol. 6, No. 3
- In Memoriam: General Georges F. Doriot
- Digital Sponsors New Science Series for Television
- Business Protocol -- Being Sensitive to Customer Needs (Jack
February/March 1987, Vol. 6, No. 2
- Win Hindle Focuses on Executive Committee Issues and Large
- New Business Practices Benefit End Users and Resellers (Jack
- Digital as a Reference Account -- Business Success Generates
- Digital and CIM: Excellence through Integration (Dave
January 1987, Vol. 6, No. 1
- Confidentiality and Competition
- Policy Outlines use of Computer Resources
- Results of Health Study in Semiconductor Fabrication at Hudson
- Some Views of Quality at Digital
- Digital Establishes Company Identity Committee
- Update on U.S. Job Evaluation/Classification Project
November/December 1986, Vol. 5, No. 8
- State of the Company (Ken Olsen)
- Our Employees, Our Values Help Make Digital Different (John
- Our Approach to Our Customers' Needs (Peter Smith)
- Our Product Vision Sets Us Apart (Bill Strecker)
- Applications Integration Architecture (Roger Heinen)
- Transaction Processing (Cliff Lyons)
- Engineering Solutions (Bill Steul)
- Factory Solutions (Dave Copeland)
- The Networking Advantage (Bill Johnson)
- Delivering Integrated Solutions (Bill Ferry)
- Network Services (Don Zereski)
September/October 1986, Vol. 5, No. 7
- Highlights from the Annual Shareholders Meeting
- Software and Employee Development Emphasized in 'Between the
- The Role of Digital's Board of Directors
- Update on VAXcluster Systems (Bob Glorioso)
- Forum '86 (Gary Eichhorn and John Gilbert)
- How Wall St. Views Digital
- Progress on the Materials Architecture (Kevin Melia)
- Update on Industry marketing (Rod Tuttle)
- U.S. Tax Reform: Its Impact on Digital (Bill Modahl)
August 1986, Vol. 5, No. 6
- Digital Active in Development of Corporation for Open Systems
- Four of Digital's FY87 Goals Emphasized on 'Between the Lines'
- Digital in U.S. Begins Exempt Job Evaluation/Classification
July 1986, Vol. 5, No. 5
- Digital Names Three Senior Vice Presidents
- Digital's All-Channels Strategy (Jack MacKeen)
June 1986, Vol. 5, No. 4
- State of the Company (Ken Olsen)
- Digital's Financial Position (Jim Osterhoff)
- Our International Window of Opportunity (Jack Shields)
- Digital's Workstations Opportunity (Steve Teicher)
- Taking Advantage of Digital's Window of Opportunity in Europe
- (Pier Carlo Falotti)
- Today's Window of Opportunity in GIA (Dick Poulsen)
- Taking Advantage of Opportunities in the U.S. (Chick Shue)
- Contributions being Made by Field Service (Dave Grainger)
- Strategic Contributions of the Other Services (Don Busiek)
- Industry Marketing's Strategies for this Competitive Window
- Competitive Advantage through Manufacturing (Bill Hanson)
May 1986, Vol. 5, No. 3
- Ken Olsen's Address to the New York Society of Security
- The Challenges of Servicing Today's Customers (Dave Grainger)
- Digital Adopts Corporate Process Strategy
- Taking Advantage of New Opportunities in MIS (Pat Mullen)
- Digital's Office Strategy (Henry Ancona)
March 1986, Vol. 5, No. 2
- Motivation in Good Times (Ken Olsen)
- Looking at Q3 Results (Jim Osterhoff)
- The VAX 8500 and Growth of the VAX Family of Computers (Bill
- Surface Mount -- Manufacturing Gets Ready for the Next
Generation of Assembly Process Technology (Bill Bennett and Don
January 1986, Vol. 5, No. 1
- Giving Customers the Competitive Edge Today
- Digital's Financial Strategy (Jim Osterhoff)
- What IBM's Workstation Announcement Means to Digital (Steve
- Keeping Data Secure with VAX/VMS (Steve Lipner, Peter Damon
and Sandie Marrinucci)
- Putting Pay at Digital into Perspective
December 1985, Vol. 4, No. 8
- The Challenge of Filling the World with Networking (Ken Olsen)
- The Customer Perspective (Peter Smith)
- Digital's Networking Capabilities (Mahendra Patel)
- Networking in the Office (Henry Ancona)
- Networking in MIS (Rose Ann Giordano)
- Networking in the Factory (Jim Dale)
- Networking in Engineering (Bill Steul)
- Networking in Science (John Mucci)
- Networking Multiple Buildings and Sites (Bill Johnson)
- Product Marketing (Peter Smith)
- Overview of Industry Marketing (Bob Hughes)
- Channels Marketing (Jack MacKeen)
- An International Environment -- Europe (Bruno d'Avanzo)
- A New Customer Communication Strategy (Gary Eichhorn)
- Ken Olsen Responds to Questions
November 1985, Vol. 4, No. 7
- One Advertising Message -- 'Digital Has It Now' (Henry
- What Does IBM's Token Ring Announcement Mean to Digital? (Bill
- Becoming Number One in the Eyes of Our Customers (Win Hindle)
October 1985, Vol. 4, No. 6
- U.S. Sales Organization Launches Three Major Sales Strategies
- Product/Applications Marketing (Peter Smith)
- U.S. Industry Marketing (Bob Hughes)
- Channels Marketing (Jack MacKeen)
August 1985, Vol. 4, No. 5
- Marketing at Digital (Ken Olsen)
- Working Toward One Company (Win Hindle)
- Ken Olsen's School of Management
- Suggestions for Reducing Travel Costs (Beebe Meyer)
July 1985, Vol. 4, No. 4
- Philip Caldwell Talks about his Ford Motor Company Experiences
- Digital's Mid-Range VAX Product Strategy (Bill Demmer)
- Competition in Today's Global Computer Market (Sam Fuller)
April/May 1985, Vol. 4, No. 3
- One Company, One Strategy: Finishing Our Products (Ken Olsen)
- Toward Greater Profitability (Jim Osterhoff)
- Efficiencies in the Field and Customer Satisfaction (Jack
- Systems Solutions for Our Customers' Needs (Bill Johnson)
- Field Service Efforts in Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction
- Integrated Sales, Engineering and Marketing Efforts for
MicroVAX II and VAXstation II (Dave Grainger)
- Manufacturing Competitiveness (Bill Hanson)
- Digital in Europe (Pier Carlo Falotti)
- Questions and Answers with Ken
March 1985, Vol. 4, No. 2
- Digital's Opportunities (Win Hindle)
- Digital Gains Entry to Brazilian Minicomputer Market
- Update on Customer Satisfaction
February 1985, Vol. 4, No. 1
- Digital Broadens OEM Marketing Role
- Digital Announces Office Workstation Strategy
- Protecting the Environment (Jim Rogers)
- U.S./Japan High-Technology Trade Relations (Bruce Holbein)
- Trends in Information Management -- Transparent, Distributed
Access to Data (Bill Johnson)
December 1984, Vol. 3, No. 7
- Changes in Field Organization Aimed at Customer Satisfaction
- Developing a One-Company promotion Plan
- U. S. Treasury Tax Proposal and R&D Tax Credit Update
November 1984, Vol. 3, No. 6
- Compliance with Export Laws Coincides with Efforts to Curb
- Engineering Realigns to Implement 'Styles of Computing'
- VAX 8600 ('Venus') -- More than a Mainframe
October 1984, Vol. 3, No. 5
- Ken Olsen Talks about One Company, One Strategy
- Styles of Computing: a Customer-Focused Approach to products
- VAX: VMS and ULTRIX (Bill Heffner)
- The Business Computer Group: Systemsness in Organization (Ward
- Technical Workstations (Cathy Learoyd)
- Office Workstations and Personal Computers (Henry Ancona)
- Ethernet: Lifeline to the Industry (John Adams)
- Clustering: What Is It and Why Is It Important? (Bob Glorioso)
- A User Perspective of Clusters (Dave Copeland)
- Digital's Strength in Computer 'Systemsness' (Bill Johnson)
August/September 1984, Vol. 3, No. 4
- Customer Satisfaction as Digital's Number One Priority
- Government Validates Digital's ADA Compiler
- Digital's Software Development Strategy (Bill Heffner)
- CAEM Reorganizes to Focus on Engineering and Manufacturing
July 1984, Vol. 3, No. 3
- Managing Complexity -- A Competitive Advantage (John Manzo)
- VAX Base Product Marketing (Bruce Ryan)
- Software Copyright Dispute Continues (Bruce Holbein)
June 1984, Vol. 3, No. 2
- Bill Helm, Treasurer, Talks about Financial Performance
February 1984, Vol. 3, No. 1
- Digital's Distribution License -- Working with U.S. and Host
- Governments on Export Compliance
- VDT Legislation in the United States (Bruce Holbein)
- VMS and UNIX Designed for Different Markets
- Simultaneous Announcements to Better Meet Needs of Sales Force
December 1983/January 1984, Vol. 2, No. 12
- Ken Olsen Talks about Management at Digital
- Customer Loyalty Is Our Number One Asset (Jack Shields)
- Account Management and Customer Satisfaction (Jerry Paxton)
- The Field Team Goal (Chick Shue)
- Order Administration Issues (Mike Kalagher)
- Standard Systems (Dave Grainger)
- Local Area Networks: A New Approach to Building Computer
Systems (Bill Strecker)
- VAX Strategy: VMS and UNIX (Bill Heffner)
- Personal Computers: Friend or Foe? (Barry James Folsom)
- IVIS Applications and Customers
November 1983, Vol. 2, No. 11
- Manufacturing Realigns
- PC Programs Speed Deliveries
- Support for DECSYSTEM-10/20 Customers -- Jack Shields Explains
- Disk Technology Boosts Sales
October 1983, Vol. 2, No. 10
September 1983, Vol. 2, No. 9
- Ken Tells Shareholders about Short-Term Problems and Long-Term
- VT200s -- Winning in the Video Game
August 1983, Vol. 2, No. 8
- Worldwide Marketing/Sales Symposium
- The Compatible Family of Digital Products
July 1983, Vol. 2, No. 7
- Digital Acquires New Technology for Next-Generation of VAX
- Gordon Bell Leaves Digital
June 1983, Vol. 2, No. 6
- The Outlook from the Field (Jack Shields)
- Marketing: New Roles with Added Value (Ed Kramer)
- Personal Computer Sales Update (Joel Schwartz)
- Promoting the New Digital (Dick Berube)
- The State of Artificial Intelligence at Digital (Dennis
May 1983, Vol. 2, No. 5
- Knowing the Competition and Our Strengths Will Help Us Win
- Winning with Integrity (Jack Smith)
- Targeting the Customer (Win Hindle)
- Making Our Business Model Work (Bill Thompson)
- Winning at the Low End (Ken Olsen)
- Changes in High-End Strategy
April 1983, Vol. 2, No. 4
- Marketing Gets New Organizational Focus
- New Focus for Low-End Manufacturing
- Role of the PDP-11 in the 1980s
March 1983, Vol. 2, No. 3
- Digital Discusses Computing Strategy with the Research Board
- Take Risks, but Study Everything, Ask Everybody
- Manufacturing Productivity Conference Presents Challenges
February 1983, Vol. 2, No. 2
- Three New Committees Replace Operations Committee
- Ken Talks to Financial Analysts about Products
January 1983, Vol. 2, No. 1
- Jack Shields Addresses Sales Symposium
December 1982, Vol. 1, No. 2
- Ken Olsen Explains the Goals of 'The New Digital'
- Ken Briefs U.S. Senate on Office Automation
- Coping with Unprecedented Change, Intense Competition
November 1982, Vol. 1, No. 1
- Hard Work is Important to Digital's Future
- Strength for the Future in Networking
- Update on Personal Computers
- Broadcasting the World's Best-Kept Secret
- New Digital Reaffirms Old Values (Win Hindle)
DECWORLD, the employee magazine
- Ken Olsen Emphasizes Bold Products and Financial Conservatism
at Annual Meeting
- Office Systems to Play a Major Role in Digital's Future
- What Is the Operations Committee Doing to Contain Expenses?
- The Importance of Cost and Expense Controls to Digital's
Long-Term Future (Bill Thompson)
- "Digital and the Future of Computing," pp. 1, 3.
- "Celebrating the First Ten Years of the VAX Computer Family,"
- "Family and Architecture -- an Example of Discipline and
Cooperation," p. 11.
- "Continuous Evolution -- the VMS Software Effort," p. 11.
- "Protecting Information -- One of Digital's Most Valuable
Assets," pp. 6-7
- "Digital de Puerto Rico," pp. 1, 9
- "Making Complex Systems Ultra-Reliable -- Digital's Changing
Test Strategies," pp. 5-6
- "Digital Manufacturing -- Today and Tomorrow," pp. 1, 6-7.
- "Digital Undertakes Job Evaluation and Classification
Project," pp. A, D
- "Welcome to the Family -- Digital's New VAX Systems," pp. 1,
- "Toward a New Mode of Manufacturing -- the Franklin
Experience," pp. 3-4.
- Special Networking Issue, pp. 1-12.
- "International Opportunities -- 'How Great It Could Be,'" pp.
- "MicroVAX II -- Challenge and Opportunity," pp. 1, 5-9.
- "Software -- Who Owns What?" pp. 1, 11-12.
- "Investing in the Future -- Digital's Research Efforts," pp.
- "Digital's Senior Consulting Engineers," pp. 5-9.
- "The UNIX Alternative," pp. 1,6-8
- "Legal Protection for Semiconductor Chips," p. 3.
- "Product Safety: Everyone's Responsibility," p. 5.
- "VAX 8600 -- More Than a Mainframe," pp. 1, 5-7.
- "The Strategic Role of European Manufacturing," pp. 3, 8.
- "One Company, One Strategy, One Message," pp. 1-2.
- "Helping Large Companies Plan Corporate-Wide Computing
Strategies," pp. 3, 9-12.
- "VAX Software Development Strategy," p. 3-4.
- "Industry Marketing -- One Step Closer to the Customer," pp.
- "Developing Winning Strategies -- Jack Smith Looks at the Role
- Engineering and Digital's Leadership in Systems," p. 1.
- "Styles of Computing -- Digital's Customer-Oriented Product
Strategy," pp. 3-4.
- "Strecker Defines 'Styles of Computing,'" p.4.
- "Communications Marketing in the Far East," p. 5.
- "Network Development Strategy -- Toward Multi-Vendor
Networks," pp. 6-7 and 10-11.
- "How Does Digital Use Networking?" pp. 8-9.
- "Semiconductor Developments Receive Industry-Wide
Recognition," pp. 1,4-5.
- "Toward a 'Grander' Style of Computing," pp. 1, 11.
- "Digital as Customer -- Using Buying Power to Meet Corporate
Goals," DECWORLD, pp. 6, 12.
- "CAEM Goal -- Bridging the Islands of Automation," pp. 7-10.
- "Storage Systems Opens Eastern Technology Center in
Shrewsbury," p. 1.
- "Professional Performance in Antarctica," p. 5.
- "Digital's Position in the Storage Systems Business," p. 6.
- "IVIS -- Applications Multiply for Interactive Video," p. 7,
- "Serving Technical Markets -- Science, Education and
Medicine," (three articles), pp. 8-15.
- "VT200s -- Winning in the Video Game," p. 3.
- "How Digital Became the World Leader in Terminals," p. 4.
- "Engineering Follow-On Products," p. 5.
- "Selling in France -- Interview with Claude Sournac," pp. 4,
- "The Making of MicroVAX", pp. 1,11
- "OEM Spells Partnership with Customers" (series of five
articles on OEM Marketing), pp. 3-4,12-15.
- "Sales Styles that Win -- Profiles of Multi-Time DECathlon
Winners", pp. 5-8, 15.
- "Gordon Bell Talks about Engineering at Digital," pp. 1-3.
- "Innovations and Risk-Taking -- Views on the Future of the
- Computer Industry from Capt. Grace Hopper, Computer Pioneer,"
U.S. Insert p. 4.
- "Jean-Claude Peterschmitt Remembers -- the Growth of Digital
Europe," pp. 7-8.
- "Sales and Service from Sydney to Toronto, from Tokyo to Rio
- Digital's General International Area" (six articles), pp.
- "Product Lines Focus on Marketing -- Win Hindle Explains
Shifting Emphasis," p. 1.
- "The Total Office Solution," pp. 1, 4-6.
- "Digital Begins Engineering in Japan," p. 3.
- "The First Twenty-Five Years" (five articles), pp. 3-8.
- "Digital Reorganizes in Europe," pp. 1, 10.
"Digital Introduces Personal Computers" (six articles), pp. 1,
- "Advanced Manufacturing Development -- Digital Prepares for
the Next Generation of Computer Products," p. 1.
- "How Digital Applies Advanced Manufacturing Technology," pp.
- "Quality Pays Off at Salem Volume," pp. 1,6.
- "Putting Technology to Work in Phoenix," p. 3.
- "Digital's Role in Industrial Automation in the 1980s," pp.
- "Product Certification at Digital -- How Consistent Quality
Cuts Manufacturing Costs," pp. 1, 4.
- "Digital Enters the Personal Computer Market," pp. 5-6.
- "How the Tax Act Affects Digital and Its Customers," p. 6.
- "Reducing Inventories by Building Confidence," p. 3.
- "Digital and Japan: Ties, Lessons and Challenges," pp. 1,5.
- "How and Why Digital Defends Its Patents," p. 6.
- "Digital Introduces Small, Powerful VAX Computer"
(VAX-11/750), pp. 1, 14-15.
- "Gearing Up to Make High Tech Circuit Boards," pp. 12-13.
- "Getting Together by Teleconference," pp. 4-5, 7.
- "PDP-11 -- All out to Win" (series of articles), insert pp.
- "DECnet Phase III Released," pp. 1,4.
- "Semiconductors Move into Hudson," pp. 1, 8.
- "Computer-Aided Design Gives Lift to Air Industry," p. 9.
- "Bill Mahoney [Olympic Rower] Pulls to Win," p. 11.
- "Largest Training Center in N.E. Opens in Bedford," pp. 1,3.
- "So, You Didn't Get to NCC," p. 3.
- "Computers -- Work and Play on Boston Waterfront," p. 5.
Digital This Week, the employee newsletter
- "What is the LSI-11/23?" p. 5.
- "Science and Sentiment -- Digital Computer Museum Opens," Oct.
8, 1979, p. 3.
France (Paris and Strasbourg) June, July, and August 1963
England (Brentwood School, Essex) 1964-1965
Belgium and Holland by bike, winter vaction 1964-65
Belgium, Wales, Ireland, spring vacation 1965
Egypt (2 weeks), Grand Circle, 2010
China (3 weeks), Grand Circle, 2011
Cruise Barcelona to Rome and back, Royal Caribbean, 2011
2015-2017 -- dozens of ocean cruises (over 300 days, mostly on
Princess, also Holland-American, Norwegian, and Celebrity) including
the Caribbean (half a dozen times), the Mediterranean (half a dozen
times), the Baltic, Atlantic crossings, around South America, and
the South Pacific from LA to New Zealand and Australia; and half a
world cruise from Barcelona through the Suez to Shanghai; plus stays
in Aruba, Hong Kong, Venice, Florence, Rome, Edinburgh, Japan (Tokyo
and Kyoto), and Paris (half a dozen times); river cruise Paris to
Normandy and river cruise Lyons to Arles (AMA)
Seltzer Books (titles organized as
Virtual Book Tables)
Catalog [a work in
Sixty Years of Reading (complete list of
books I've read since 1958)
contemporary books (published since WW II)
Books read this year (2018)
Richard's genealogy page (listing over
1600 direct ancestors)
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