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Cybermage Bill Schmidt has two new gold stars on his life resume.
1. His signature is now on Mars. He has a friend who works at JPL who, about three years ago, showed him around the place, pointing out during the tour the rover now named Curiosity. Behind it was a book. “Sign the book,” his friend said. Bill did. “What’s it for?” “We’ll take a picture of all the names, put them on a chip and send them to Mars with the rover.” Mission accomplished. Bill’s a Martian. Sort of.
2. Over the last few years Bill has worked at his favorite activity, coding, to make an invention by a local psychotherapist even more useful. The invention records on video both sides of a conversation and allows easy tracking back through the dialogue later.
The company applied for a patent and Bill’s name stands as one of the two applying. The patent has 38 claims for uniqueness.