Discussions with executives, programmers, and technicians "behind the scenes" of the world's biggest sporting events and sports broadcasts
Three personal "War Stories" (1) Practice sessions with Maria Bueno (2) Working the television broadcast at Club Rothenbaum in Hamburg the day Monica Seles was stabbed (3) The life and death of Princeton All-American Ted Farnsworth
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Ted discusses institutionalized cheating in Olympic sports as well as the ongoing collision of sports technology, sports politics, sports betting, and the use of big sporting events to launder money.
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Part 1 of 2. Ted quite literally wrote the rules under which timing technology is applied to two Olympic sports: ski racing and equestrian. He discusses his long career applying engineering and science to time measurement.
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Christo on the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach, the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA), Aaron's Law, and the long term future of Facebook.
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Second in a multi-part series. The 1978 US Open is held at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and there are big problems with the venue's infrastructure. UNISYS comes in as technology sponsor at The Open as well as at The Lipton in Key Biscayne.
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First in a multi-part series. The changeover of the US Open venue from the West Side Tennis Club to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the technology in use at the time. The state of the computer industry at the time, and its effect on tournament ops.
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James Broder discusses the history of timing technology, from pocket watches invented in 1524 to microprocessor-controlled timing systems used for today's sports at the Olympic and World Cup level
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Christo Wilson on The Internet Filter Bubble, your privacy for sale, how companies you never heard of (like Acxiom) steal and sell your privacy, and why he and other academics are suing Jeff Sessions
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