A little bit about Clark


I came from a city school in the 4th grade, in which we used the Atari & Apple II computers. When I started my 5th grade year in a rural school, (1986) they were just receiving these for the first time. I had a notebook full of codes (LOGO) from the year before. Worked out great for the teachers. They ended up xeroxing my notes for the other classes. When this photo was taken, I had a Tandy 1000 EX with a 1200 baud modem at home. I learned DOS the old fashioned way. BASIC was truly my first code, but I found Quick BASIC to be a VERY easy and a well-constructed language.

Interesting opener. I thought it was important. Elementary is the best development age.

LOGO was fun! I loved their attitude. They wanted to be left alone but had questions to get going.




Receiving Robot Telemarketing Calls?

Meet the Robot Telemarketer Who Denies She’s A Robot


The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy.



When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically that she was real, with a charming laugh. But then she failed several other tests. When asked “What vegetable is found in tomato soup?” she said she did not understand the question. When asked multiple times what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained repeatedly of a bad connection.

Over the course of the next hour, several TIME reporters called her back, working to uncover the mystery of her bona fides. Her name, she said, was Samantha West, and she was definitely a robot, given the pitch perfect repetition of her answers. Her goal was to ask a series of questions about health coverage—”Are you on Medicare?” etc.—and then transfer the potential customer to a real person, who could close the sale. You can listen for yourself to some of the reporting here:









Take a tour of Bill Gate's House



Former Facebook HQ












(Below) Here's a pic I enjoyed taking. This is part of a video I made for a local landscaping company. Microsoft is now using it on their Polaris Facebook page.

(clicking on the photo will open another window to the Microsoft Facebook page)