What to blog about this week??

by techtiptom

Originally posted on WIBC.com on 02/04/2011

At a total loss today as to what to blog about..

My employer, Clarian Health – the second largest health organization in Indiana — officially changed its name to Indiana University Health. The name better identifies our  partnership with Indiana University and the IU School of Medicine, one of the nation’s largest medical schools.

Tons of snow and ice, but what does that have to do with computers? Well, in 1922 Lewis Richardson developed a mathematical process for predicting the weather by assigning numerical values to such weather conditions as temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure; and plugging them into complex formulas. Unfortunately, the lengthy calculations made his “prediction” six days late!  In come the computers….

ln 1946, Princeton University’s John von Neuman set the first computers to work on forecasting the weather, calling the project the most complex problem ever conceived. By 1955, the first computer-generated forecasts were produced on a regular basis and scientists predicted that accurate forecasts were just a step away.

Of course, I could just use my blog to say….. My newest granddaughter, Lilly; was born at 2:03 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011; at Witham Memorial Hospital (Lebanon, Indiana).
See the picture….. Isn’t she beautiful? Of course, I’m just a litte biased…

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