Timothy Quinn

Timothy Quinn   is a writer, photographer and editor who's taught at both New York University and the City University of New York. He's not a southern lawyer, U.S. naval commander, research dermatopathologist, Irish politician or New Jersey police captain. Those are all other Googleable Timothy Quinns, and they will happily remit outstanding debts on his behalf.

This particular Timothy Quinn has written professionally on such diverse subjects as technology, psychology, education, law and politics, appearing in Z Magazine, The Australia Financial Review, SpaceDaily, Prospect, BYTE and the New Orleans Review. Several of his articles are syndicated by Featurewell.

Octopus Intelligence His latest book is Octopus Intelligence, published by Guernica Editions and available in North America and Europe through retailers such as Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. To learn more, visit the official Octopus Intelligence website.

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{ Interviews }

Interview with Timothy Quinn, Mobile Project Manager
Gina Abudi (March 14, 2012)

The Web Project Manager Interviews: Timothy Quinn
Sam Barnes' Web Project Management Blog (January 31, 2012)

Meet the Speaker - Timothy Quinn
FITC (October 27, 2011)

12 or 20 Questions: with Timothy Quinn
Rob McLennan's Blog (May 16, 2010)

On Writing, with Timothy Quinn
Open Book Toronto (October 23, 2009)


{ Excerpt of the Day }

Of more sobering concern is the possibility that as we begin to respond to information systems as people, we may concurrently find ourselves treating people as information systems, seeking in a sense some acceptable median of etiquette. We seem already too comfortable treating service workers and receptionists as an evolutionary antecedent of the ATM, automatons deserving of less courtesy than corporate voicemail. All too often implicit in the dispassionate transaction of funds or information between human beings is the quiet awareness of a socioeconomic architecture, client and vendor, patron and prole, a distinction abruptly apparent once one has heard a customer vilify the late shift cashier at Rite Aid for retrieving the wrong carton of cigarettes.

From Anthropomorphizing the Light Switch: The Human Face of Twenty-First Century Information Systems


{ Recommendation of the Day }

Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico by Ronald Wright (ISBN-10: 0802137288)


{ Contact }





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