Andrew Brown
Business reporter for @postandcourier. Previously learned, interned or worked at @CoMissourian, @mcall, @dickinsonpress and @wvgazettemail Andrew Brown has over 2585 followers on Twitter.
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/ 13 August 2007

Move over PC, MUC is coming

Could one of the inventors of the webcam transform the economics of computing for the poor? In 1991, when he was a doctoral student at Cambridge, Quentin StaffordFraser hooked up a camera to monitor the department’s coffeepot so his fellow workers would know when it was fresh.

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/ 4 May 2007

The demise of professional photographers

Half-a-dozen lurid and splodgy pictures in the local paper brought home to me the death of an honourable profession this week. I took them. I am in my small way responsible for impoverishing an old friend, because he, not me, is a professional photographer, and his living has been more or less abolished by the changing world.