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David Alan Grier

Not the actor (though shares birth city and year) but The Other David Alan Grier or TODAG. An Engineer that was produced by Middlebury College and hence places more importance with words than with physical reality. . Author of five books, including "When Computers Were Human", "Too Soon to Tell", and "The Company We Keep." . Regular Columnist for Computer magazine and the Communications of the Chinese Computing Federation. Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Recent episodes featuring David Alan Grier
Tell You A Story
How We Manage Stuff
That’s what we do.   Because you remember stories. And the lessons they teach.  And because they are fun   Cast: Sahara Ale –  Margaux Amie –   Debbon Ayer –  Zoe Anastassiou –  Anastasia Deloret –  Sarah Corbyn Woolf –  Skippy – Himself [19810.v04]
Farming From San Francisco
How We Manage Stuff
Every job is middle management. Everyone is caught between someone above and someone below.   And that hook that captures you is always tricky.  Sometimes that sharp little tine is friendship.  Sometimes, its money.  Sometimes it’s merely the image that we would like to claim for ourselves. For a moment, we see the CTO Ed Kowalski, never the most sympathetic character, dangling between heaven and earth, between the boss above and the employee below.       The tenth episodes of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.” Cast: Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor Margaux Amie –  Evelyne, Operations Manager of HWMS Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T&S Geoffrey Grier –  Vinny of HWMS; Carl Langston Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski CTO of T&S Josh LaForce – Sulley, Washington Director, HWMS  Noah Masur – Ben “Bearner” Capardi, Server Director, T&S Skippy – Himself [19145]
The Dead Don’t Disrupt
How We Manage Stuff
Not everyone presents themselves well. Not everyone holds to the company policy. Not everyone is good at working the room. What skills do you need when your client presents themselves in the worst possible light?     The Senior Management, Vinny and Evelyn, think that they need a more experienced member of the team.   The team itself, is bent on proving otherwise.     The ninth episodes of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.” Cast: Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor Margaux Amie –  Evelyne, Operations Manager of HWMS Zoe Anastassiou – Faith, Mina Ron Bianchi – Eric, The Ancient One Geoffrey Grier –  Vinny of HWMS; Carl Langston Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski CTO of T&S Josh LaForce – Sulley Bowman, Director HWMS Washington Office Jake Minevich – Victor Numerov of T&S;  Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Anna the Intern Skippy – Himself [19140]
Mother Comes Home from the War
How We Manage Stuff
Hardship means different things at different times.   Abby Alton, the CEO of Talking and Shopping, finishes a long day of meeting members of Congress.   In place of a moment of rest, she is faced with an obsequious assistant, an aide who has yet to understand the invasive nature of modern retail, and a consultant who has learned a story of political trouble.   Birnham Wood may be starting to move to Dunsinane.   The leadership T&S is starting to grasp that success in the market is not the same thing as success in Washington.   So starts the second act of our tale.  The eighth episodes of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.” Cast: Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor Margaux Amie –  Evelyne, Operations Manager of HWMS Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T&S Geoffrey Grier – Fitz Morris of NTIA; Vinny of HWMS Josh LaForce – Sulley Bowman, Director HWMS Washington Office Jake Minevich – Victor Numerov of T&S;  Skippy – Maggy, the Fury [19135]
What Big Tech Doesn’t Know [Act I]
How We Manage Stuff
Strangers in a Strange Land. Abby Alton and Ed Kowalski, the leaders of the Internet Giant Talking & Shopping, have come to Washington like castaways on a distant shore.   They know that they have to build better relationships with the National Government.   They have no idea how to do it.  None at all.  And so they have hired consultants, the boutique group How We Manage Stuff, to help them in their perilous task.  Along the way they meet bureaucrats in love with their own voice, Congressional Aides in with political gossip, and interns in love with the mere image of leadership.   So begins our tale.  The first seven episodes of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.” Cast: Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor Margaux Amie – Rachel D’Fino, aide to Senator Stassen; Senator Christine Stassen; Evelyne of T&S Zoe Anastassiou – Faith of Beva’s Place; Waiter; Female Aide Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T&S Ron Bianchi – The Ancient One; Waiter; Bashir, the Uber Driver Geoffrey Grier – Fitz Morris of NTIA; Vinny of HWMS Kit Kusenok – Ed Kowalski, CTO of T&S Josh LaForce – Sulley Bowman, Director HWMS Washington Office Noah Masur – Buckley Williams of Federation for Digital Future; Male Aide Jake Minevich – Victor Numerov of T&S; Chad Dockerly of Technica Publica Skippy – Maggy, the Fury Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Anna, once an Intern [19131]
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Washington D.C., DC, USA
Episode Count
129
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
20 hours, 40 minutes