Welcome to The Logical Man Blog

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My name is Joseph Zotto and I am the president of Z Logic, a computer services company located in Astoria, NY. I am also the editor and for the foreseeable future the primary contributor to this blog, the purpose of which is to provide a forum for unique, informative articles about science, computing and technology.

“That is all well and good Joe, but what about the fun stuff? You are going to have fun stuff aren’t you?” Well, yes. At least topics I perceive to be fun. Which means we may veer off occasionally into some odd places. It was a fascination with all things scientific, sci-fi and intelligently eccentric that animated my childhood years and blessed me with a curious mind. In fact, the title of the blog also comes from my childhood. It is the “handle” (i.e. nickname) I was known by when I was a CB radio enthusiast in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, which also happened to be when the first mass produced PCs started showing up in schools and offices. If you remember that far back, you might also guess (correctly) that the name was inspired by Supertramp’s The Logical Song

The internet did not exist at that time. A few extraordinary minds were only beginning to think about and create the technologies that would soon change the world and bring about the “information revolution”. It is now almost impossible to imagine life without this amazing resource and the technologies that evolved around it. Most homes have computing devices with thousands of times the processing power that it took to take American astronauts to the moon and back in 1969. Physicians can now perform some surgical procedures from thousands of miles away using robotics and real-time processing technology. At this moment there are several companies building flying cars. This is amazing stuff!

I am thankful to have grown up in this age of science, computing and technology. I am particularly proud of my IT work with medical offices and imaging centers because the advances in technology in these environments are profound and truly make a difference in the quality of life many people lead. I didn’t invent these technologies but I help to make them practical to implement and keep things running smoothly. A small but important role.

I always wanted to write but never seemed to summon the discipline for a novel. It took the creation of intuitive web publishing software to provide the means and the short form of the blog to get me to dive in. Writing articles suits my personality and time constraints – although I still manage to do so far to seldom to call myself a serious writer. Nonetheless, as I move forward with this project, I hope to make another small contribution. With a little luck, I hope to pull off a few interesting pieces and perhaps spark, or at least feed, the curiosity of a few like minded souls.

If you would like to submit an article for possible publication on The Logical Man Blog, please contact me at blog@zlogicny.com. Items that we decide to publish will receive an author byline and may receive a back-link (at the sole discretion of Z Logic, Inc). While I cannot guarantee that all submitted material will be published, it will be considered in a timely and thoughtful fashion.

Thank you for reading The Logical Man Blog.