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BAD China! Tom in hot tub pissed off at Chinese cyber attacks on ExWeb.
Before CONTACT there was nothing. Or at least nothing worth using. Image of TT trying out wrist keyboards, flatpanels and eye-piece screens on a South Pole expedition.
Dave parked his motorbike by his desk. Others would pitch tents.
At $3800, the HET High Altitude Package is ready to go. Website and satellite minutes included.
Screenshot from video sporting Tom swimming a lead to the North Pole made for an IBM keynote about extreme tech on severe expeditions. The video was based on 10 rules of success specific to the Poles (find it in link at the end of this interview).
Life is better in Colorado. Tom hitting the slope with adopted American Lab/Rhodesian Ridgeback shelter dog TASS. (Second dog is reportedly to be named Xinhua.)
"Uncle Tom's" niece taking the full blunt of his explorations.
Tom's three rules for expeditions stolen from his figure skating: 1. Skate the ice (not the judges), 2. Don't sell the mistakes (if you fall; get up fast and forget about it), 3. One move at a time.
TT's mantra is, "the more you do, the more you can do."
Interplanetary travel next? Tom trying out the Shuttle cockpit in Huston, Texas.
Tom and Tina at Breck's 2008 Christmas iceskating show (where they still don't believe that this Santa couple actually HAS been to the North Pole).

Part 1 interview with expedition tech guru Tom Sjogren, final "we are the kind of animals who thrive on adversity"

Posted: Feb 13, 2009 04:44 am EST

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(HumanEdgeTech.com) His all-time favorite movie is "The Mission." In his office, a TV-set is always on with business or world news. He listens to internet radio while working and the satellite radio when driving (preferably Alt Nation with Madison). As for latest read book, "I'm always reading a couple of books simultaneously," Tom told ExWeb. "Right now it's 'The High Frontier, Human Colonies in Space' by O'Neill, 'Mathematics, from the birth of numbers' by Gullberg and Napoleon Hill's classic from 1937, 'Think to Grow...

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