Donovan AdkissonWeblog: www.anairo.com
First Published: Sep 05, 2011 / Last Published: Sep 13, 2011
Donovan (Don) Adkisson has been involved in technology since he was 12 when he took his first IBM apart and put it back together. Learning DOS from reading the manual and trying each and every command to see the results, he quickly moved on to learning programming in the form of BASIC and Pascal. He spent his early 20s working for an interconnect company, building computers, designing and implementing networks (back when 10BASE-2 was just coming around), installing and configuring key systems and PBXs as well as alarm systems. He shied away from technology for a couple of years, putting his efforts into learning about quality systems, ISO9000 and QS9001 certifications. It wasn’t long, however, before he had the bug again and he wound up working for a young cable broadband system which was one of a handful of municipal cable systems in Georgia at the time. There he also took on the responsibility of implementing an ATM network tying all of the City’s buildings together, along with providing VoIP communications over the same infrastructure. Starting as the Network Manager, he eventually became General Manager of the cable broadband system and MIS Director of the City’s IT department. Today, he still manages the cable broadband system. In June 2011, he started Adkisson Enterprises, LLC for the benefit of operating this site (SouthGeek.me) as well as Tifton Talks (tiftontalks.com) as part of the Anairo Media network. He releases audio podcasts on a regular basis on both sites with the SouthGeek podcasts devoted to technology news and the Tifton Talks’ podcasts devoted to what’s happening in Tifton and the surrounding area.
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September 13, 2011
The Haves and the Have Nots
Networks are creating another digital divide, another haves and have nots.
September 5, 2011
It's About Choice, but Media Content Providers Just Don't Get it
Starz walks away from deal with Netflix, reducing choice for the consumer.