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Presto CEO
Silicon Valley, California
CEO of Presto: computerless email solution for families
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Here I am at the Silver Summit at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I'm standing next to Susan Ayers Walker, the organizer of the Silvers Summit. Presto is here with the Doctor Marion folks presenting our jointly-developed "Elder Apps". Now available in the iTunes App store, Elder 411 and Elder 911 put 35 years of Doctor Marion's geriatric care experience in the palm of your hand. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at Presto CEO
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Mar 15, 2010
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Announcing “RoboPresto”! Well, okay, maybe just Presto's new Automatic Supplies Subscription service that fully automates ink and paper monitoring and replenishment for elders. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2009 at Presto CEO
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Presto announces a contest where you could win Presto for Life for a loved one. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2009 at Presto CEO
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Presto is seeking graduate students to undertake a research study.22 Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2009 at Presto CEO
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Using Presto and/or OnTimeRX to assist elders in remembering to take their medication on time could keep them healthier. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2009 at Presto CEO
Dear Karen: Okay. I hear you loud and clear. You only want Presto-related information and for me to be less assumptive and invasive. Thanks for the feedback.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2009 on COOL… a personalized photo book! at Presto CEO
Dear Tom: My company didn't create this book. And the company that did decided to do it about the President, not about Apollo 11. I could have declined to tell Presto subscribers about this interesting concept of personalized publishing, and maybe I should have. But, there is only one opportunity to tell about something that is new to the world. And that is when it is new. If I had waited until the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th book to be published using this technology, there would probably have been no reason for me to tell a constituency about it -- because it would have been old news. Personally, I did not vote for our President, but I do not "hate" companies that report the events of the day. In this case, Presto is not even affiliated with the company that makes this book. I thought the information was interesting enough to pass along. I am truly sorry you are offended.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on COOL… a personalized photo book! at Presto CEO
Dear Elizabeth, As I mentioned in my other replies to angry comment posts, I have nothing to do with Obama. I didn't even vote for him. And, the only assuming I thought I was doing, was assuming that Presto subscribers liked to send personalized messages, and they might be interested in the world's first truly mass-customizable large format photo book. Or, that if you weren't interested, that you would just disregard the email, not cancel your Presto subscription. I'm sorry if I offended you by sending you this email. It would certainly have been better if this first-of-its-kind book was about a different topic, but it wasn't. So all I can ask you to do is please accept my apology.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on COOL… a personalized photo book! at Presto CEO
Well Rhonda, I did not assume everyone would be interested in an homage to the President. My assumption -- incorrect, as it turns out -- was that people would be interested in the technology because it is the new news. The president is the old news. And the reason for choosing this subject matter to showcase mass-customized large format photo books is that this is the first one that has ever been done. Other books have had customizable slip covers, and there are some children's books that allow you to insert your kid's name and/or photo into them, but as for "coffee table" books, this is the first. So it was not the subject matter I cared about. In fact, I'm not a fan of the president. And, the only assumption I made -- again, incorrectly -- was that people could focus on the interesting technology and separate it from the subject of the book. That was a mistake and I apologize for any offense it caused.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on COOL… a personalized photo book! at Presto CEO
I neglected to say in my last reply to Dina's post that I am truly sorry for sending you an email you found offensive. As you said, Judy, "the technology you present is wonderful" and that was my only purpose in sending the email; to let you all know of this fascinating new concept. I assumed that people who disliked the President or who were uninterested in this technology would just disregard the email. I was wrong. Emotions are running very high on this subject. But please let me emphasize that my note was not to do with politics, rather it was to do with technology. That said, I apologize for picking this highly charged subject matter to introduce this new technology.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on COOL… a personalized photo book! at Presto CEO
Thanks for your comment, Dina. But truly, I am uninterested in Obama's "rise to power" but am fascinated with the concept of mass-customized publishing. It is a shame that this new technology may be overshadowed for some by the subject matter. But truly, the only reason I blogged about this topic and shared the information with Presto users is because it is an interesting technology. For the record, I voted for McCain. But I also accept that like it or not, Obama is our president, and I did not want my personal politics to prevent me talking about an interesting topic. Most of all, my friend Rick Smolan is a truly great guy and a fabulous photographer and publisher (have you seen his "Day in the Life of America" books!). And I just wanted to help him with his project.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on COOL… a personalized photo book! at Presto CEO
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Music cried today when the original guitar hero Les Paul died today. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2009 at Presto CEO
5qipdgcbwa Sorry everyone, this is just a technorati verification code -- please disregard Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2009 at Presto CEO
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Could an Alan Jackson concert serve as a crash course in “America 101”? Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2009 at Presto CEO
I don’t know…“innocence”? ; ) I probably lost a bit of my “swagger” with the crew's laughter. It's good to be knocked down a notch every once in a while. Good for the soul (if not for the ego)
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…apparently it caused her Mom to wonder what day it was, and/or if she lost a Presto Mail from the day before… Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2009 at Presto CEO
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Even CEOs get the blues, especially when they are being stalked by a barracuda! Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2009 at Presto CEO
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Review and link to J.K. Rowling’s amazing Harvard University commencement address. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2009 at Presto CEO
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A cool new personalized photo book: "The Obama Time Capsule" Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2009 at Presto CEO
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I recently upgraded my trusty iPhone 2G to a spiffy new 32GB white iPhone 3Gs. One of the less well-known features is the much improved camera and software that controls it. Not only is the camera a respectable 3.0 megapixels, more importantly, it sports autofocus, selective (tap to) focus, and macro-focusing (see photo) capabilities. The more well-ballyhooed video capture and on-board editing features are nice additions. But for me, having the camera now have enough muscle to actually take a photo that I'm proud to send to my Presto users is the big change. Apple's statement that the 3Gs' camera... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2009 at Presto CEO
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Announcing a new blog from the CEO of Presto Services Inc., developer of the Presto computerless email solution for families Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2009 at Presto CEO