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Shhh, My Cough is My Business

You know how you sit in the waiting room at the doctor’s office for, like, 45 minutes? Then they take you through a door and into an exam room — where you wait some more? Have you ever sat there, not knowing what to look at, and overheard your doctor talking to someone else in […]

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InfoComm Standards: 10 Years in the Making

In 2004, InfoComm’s Board started discussing the idea of developing performance standards to support the AV industry. In 2008, InfoComm became an American National Standards Institute-accredited Standards Developer. In 2009, we published our first ANSI standard. Since then, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, we’ve published a standard a year, all of which […]

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Weekly Reading: The Product Apple Didn’t Announce

Recently I did something I missed for most of the past year. I hung out at a local AV industry event, namely Almo Pro A/V’s E4 event outside Washington, D.C. Almo and other AV/IT distributors hold these mini conferences around the country, where you can see new technologies and get valuable training, including CTS renewal […]

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HBO, CBS to Start Streaming: Noooooooooooo!

I’m no big fan of my cable service provider; nor of my cable service provider before that; nor of the sizable monthly bills my cable provider sends that I have little choice but to pay. I’m not a huge fan of my broadband provider (same as the aforementioned cable service provider); nor of the monthly fee I pay for broadband; […]

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Weekly Reading: Audio Books and a Comedy Club That Charges by the Laugh

I admit it: Sometimes I read by listening. As an English major once upon a time, the idea initially seemed sacrilege, but my professors would forgive me if they ever sat in Beltway traffic in the Washington, D.C. area. And of course, with mobile tech what it is today, who wouldn’t listen to books? Current “reading”: […]

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