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What we were thinking: The Enigma Stolen #5 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – Can a supercomputer learn humor? The supercomputer, ICABOD, is a study in technology evolution, which its creator, Quip, has expanded on with different capabilities and AI attributes. The idea of learning humor, quite honestly, came about because Burkey wanted to learn humor. As this subject was addressed and analyzed, it may be [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Wraith #4 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – Controlling or Acquiescing These two characters hide behind their Avatar names as they play a game of cat and mouse. In the game, the outcome is only certain if the players have been properly identified to each other.  In this case one of them has the upper hand. The control at this [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Rising #2 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – Youth versus experience … And the winner is? We enjoy the technology evolution process and wanted to mix the new in with the tried and true. We also wanted to bring in some new personalities for humor and balance. Quip is certainly well equipped to stay ahead of the technology curve and [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Ignite #3 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – Work can be more than a challenge Arletta’s rise within the agency was based more on her bosses wanting to move her on than put up the effort to remove her. Many civil servant jobs are difficult to be fired from, even with total incompetence. Arletta has a way of analyzing information [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Dragon-A CATS Tale #9 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – Sadness can be overwhelming The Enigma Dragon is focused on the CATS team headed by Julie and Juan. In this tale the team tracks the leads for how communication can be accomplished effectively without a digital footprint. To do this we brought back the team from The Enigma Gamers in different roles. [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Factor #1 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – Geeks have their own style for mating rituals Jacob, the ever focused geek, has demonstrated so far his limited skills in dealing with the fairer sex. When presented with a technical dilemma, he is suddenly focused on a highly intelligent lady he met and argued with at DEFCON. He had found her [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Broker #8 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – Lifestyles of the rich and yet richer We have met lot of fascinating people in our business travels. People and those interactions often come into the stories in unexpected ways. Flying in private commercial aircraft gives a totally different viewpoint. If you ever come across a flight attendant like Cathy you will [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Always #6 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – A New Fountain of Youth In this story we wanted to consider how the completion of the mapping of human genome, all of a human’s genetic material combined with the use of nanotechnology to build, run or modify an organism.  Several studies we reviewed indicated many studies and tests have been undertaken [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Gamers-A CATS Tale #7 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – All Kidding Aside The Enigma Gamers introduces a group that is more feet on the street involved than the other stories. However, some of the same characters do have interactions. In this portion of the story, Quip is trying to assert his superior quick wittedness, however Julie has known him forever and [...]

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Ignite #3 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – Explaining nanotechnology In this story we wanted to use the theme of nanotechnology to help with battlefield communications. Explaining this technology to older ranking officers is not easy but if you have a 2 x 4 handy you can communicate. We wanted to have a little fun with government contractors talking about [...]

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