About the Instructor
- Steve Weyer discovered his computer obsession at Seattle's 1962 World's Fair, wrote his first programs in 1968, and first accessed the Internet (then, Arpanet) at Stanford University in 1972.
- During the 1970s and 1980s in Silicon Valley, he did Research&Development at Stanford, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), Atari, Hewlett-Packard and Apple on programming languages, education environments, electronic books and artificial intelligence. During the 1990s on the East Coast, Steve consulted on enabling software technologies for pharmaceutical research; in 1996, he developed a web browser: “Newt’s Cape” (for the Newton MessagePad), and other applications for handhelds and early smartphones.
- After Steve moved to Ashland in 2006 (after first visiting in mid-70s), he’s been enjoying non-technical activities such as hiking, biking, reading, theater, improv comedy, volunteering, and OLLI classes. At OLLI, Steve has offered CROSSWORDS and YOU and E-books and an Internet Issues Community Lecture.
- The original course (in 2010 and 2011) was overly broad.
- I am considering a subset of the course that would focus on History, and cover a few selected technologies and social issues.
- As time permits (and if there's enough interest), I will reuse and update previous pages, and submit a course proposal.