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.

For further information on republication rights, editorial assignments or speaking requests, please inquire.




{ 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 }

If the fringe boosterism of electronic pens and pervasive computing sounds familiar, it may be a reminder of those heady days of promise at the razor-turn of the twenty-first century, when it seemed as if autonomous software agents were poised to assume responsibility for so many of life's lesser adjudications, whether pricing stereo components or bartering for groceries. The intelligent agent craze passed sometime between the dot com Armageddon of final quarter 2000 and the demise of "Clippy," Microsoft Office's irritatingly omnipresent helper mammet 5, leaving a coterie of anthropomorphized shills stillborn on the Lucite boardroom tables of Silicon (V)alley. Their brethren, however -- the established brand avatars of American technology -- somehow survived the vagaries of Internet boom and bust, encroaching upon the offline world through television and transit advertising to entreat technophobic consumers with the assurances of privacy policies and secure online transactions. Apple Computer, represented by a Janus-faced emoticon and allowing us the company of Albert Einstein and John Lennon as creative revolutionaries, jostles for attention with the Blue Man Group, who hawk Intel processors to a marketplace increasingly unswayed by Moore's Law.

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


{ Recommendation of the Day }

The Last Fine Time by Verklyn Klinkenborg (ISBN-10: 0226443353)


{ Contact }





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