Gregory A. Baker



A Bedtime Commercial

A Bedtime Commercial

Author’s Note: More than a few years ago, back when my daughters still thought Dora was really cool, our bedtime routine would always include a nonsensical story about various and assorted talking animals in strange and interesting environments. Somehow, I’ve always thought that the Metro Spirit would be the perfect place for such a story. […]

You’ve Got (a Lot of) Mail

You’ve Got (a Lot of) Mail

Undoubtedly, email has evolved into the most flexible, useful and ubiquitous form of communication. Email is used for everything. Think about it. When you have a tidbit of information that you send out, how do you do it? Email, of course. Before the Internet, a bin on an office desk used to be the repository […]

Who’s Driving That Car?

Who’s Driving That Car?

Okay, let’s take care of the priority items first. This past Monday was the college championship football game. I’m sure the game was good, but that’s not what was important. In case you missed it, our hometown supergroup, Lady Antebellum, sung the national anthem. Best national anthem ever. Yeah, I know, it’s not their first […]

Light Bulbs That Aren’t Dim

Light Bulbs That Aren’t Dim

A couple of months ago, my wife and I decided that the time had come to finally retire our old washer and dryer that had served us for the last 20 years. We originally purchased the set from a recent college graduate whose parents wouldn’t let her continue to store the machines in their garage. […]

Credit or Debit?

Credit or Debit?

With gas prices continuing to fall, I thought we’d revisit this column from last summer. Enjoy! — Greg Every four or five days, my car requires a fill-up. No big deal, right? I pass two or three different Circle Ks on the way to the office (depending on which way I go), so it’s pretty […]

A 21st Century Savior

A 21st Century Savior

Luke 2 1 In those days during the presidency of Barak Obama a great decree went out across the United States and, for that matter, the entire world. All those that seek a better life and free healthcare would not be turned away at the border. 2 (This was not the first time that amnesty […]

Dad, I Gotta Go

Dad, I Gotta Go

When on a long car trip, a situation will inevitably arise that requires the immediate and accurate knowledge of the closest restroom. Between Augusta and Atlanta, the situation is not terribly bad. The longest stretch between stops occurs between Thomson and the Flying J at Siloam (about 30 minutes). Moreover, the restrooms between here and […]

Augusta Tek

Augusta Tek

Over the past 10 years or so, electronics manufacturers have blessed this country with an uncountable number of electronic devices. iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android phones, Android laptops, desktops, Chromebook, MP3 players, MP3 speakers, cameras, smart appliances, smart thermostats, Playstation, Xbox, Gameboy, DS, Tivo, DVRs, GoPro, GoogleGlass… it’s pretty clear to see that billions of electronic […]

Cybernetics Monday

Cybernetics Monday

Undoubtedly, you’ve read all the stories about how Cyber Monday has changed Black Friday. Instead of rushing to the stores on Thursday afternoon or early Friday morning, and without allowing sufficient time to properly digest their Thanksgiving meal, those of the door-busting crowd utilized the power of the Internet to start their holiday shopping. Retailers […]

What’s the Good Word!

What’s the Good Word!

Black Friday — What are going to be the best tech gadgets for the 2014 shopping season? This year has been a good year for gadgets. No one type of item has exploded into relevance, although several are making significant advances. Here’s some ideas as you stake out your place in line. At the top […]