Bob Skelley

Bob Skelley is a published writer and editor. His life and work center on expression. Discovering his passion and affinity for writing led to a an enlistment turn as a U.S. Navy journalist. He calls himself a student of the human condition, a curious observer. Even while in the Navy, he wrote feature articles on people and informational tomes that progressively moved the needle on civilian enterprise print journalism.

Bob is the founder of a blog called "Hitting the Sweet Spot, by Bob Skelley" (at BobSkelley.com). He also is president of Robert Skelley Consulting, a technology-based consulting firm in Louisville, Ky. While the bulk of Bob’s experience plays to his persistent and lifelong-acquired technical talents, at his core, his creative side -- the writer, the singer, the songwriter, the musician -- remains a huge part of his communication and expression toolbox.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Bob Skelley and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Apple vs. Microsoft 3.0: The quest for electronic medical record supremacy?

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Human frailty advances sales world robot reboot

Loneliness: The problem technology elevated but hasn’t yet solved

Loneliness: The problem technology elevated but hasn’t yet solved

An acknowledged panacea, the Internet is also responsible for crippling isolationism stalling further human advancement

Technology needs to get out of its own way

Technology needs to get out of its own way

Instead of increasing complexity, trimming bloat is a tech trend apt to lead future productivity gains.

Ubuntu Mate, Windows 10 and macOS Sierra: A marriage of 3 OSs

Ubuntu Mate, Windows 10 and macOS Sierra: A marriage of 3 OSs

All of them have their pros and cons, but the evolution of desktop operating systems has provided something for everyone -- including an underdog we can't seem to stay away from for very long.

Siri and Cortana on the desktop: Features or bugs to be squashed?

Siri and Cortana on the desktop: Features or bugs to be squashed?

The beginning of the personal-digital-assistant-on-desktop-computer era is here. But don't count on it having the same shock and awe value as mobile versions.

Microsoft's not so dirty little Windows 10 secret

Microsoft's not so dirty little Windows 10 secret

Countless out-of-box USB Wi-Fi adapter options, ease of installation and low system requirements makes Windows 10 clear choice over earlier Windows versions and latest Linux distros on lesser PCs

The last throes of the financial printing typesetter

The last throes of the financial printing typesetter

Pronounced all but dead since the advent of SEC self-filing software solutions, their proprietary skill sets suitable only to an industry in decline, financial typesetters still working are bucking the odds. But for how much longer?

The phenomenon of old tech guilty pleasures

The phenomenon of old tech guilty pleasures

Only time will tell what hardware and software transcends peak functionality in the hearts of its operators. But, one thing’s for sure, no amount of shaming is going to stop us from indulging in old tech guilty pleasures.

OS X rebranding further marginalizes Mac

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Could Apple’s renaming of OS X to ‘macOS’ make the Mac an even bigger yawn that it already is?

The heartbreak of capacitor incontinence

The heartbreak of capacitor incontinence

The logic board is the heart of your computer. And the computer's heart is an extension of your own. So, what happens when your heart is breaking? All kinds of not-so-good things.

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