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In 1992, Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson founded Technology Associates. In 1994, their partnership incorporated under the name of Technology Associates, Inc. Between 1993 and 2000, Technology Associates successfully operated a small chain of computer stores in the Reno/Sparks area which sold and serviced computers.
Technology Associates was also one of the founding investors in Great Basin Internet Services (GBIS), Northern Nevada's Largest Independent internet service provider. In 1998, TA divested itself of GBIS. In 2000, TA divested itself of it's retail stores to pursue manufacturing of the EternaLight flashlight and other related and unrelated products developed by Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson. In 2007, the organization formerly known as Technology Associates, Inc., founded by Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson in 1992 ceased to exist.

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Today Mr. Bryson is privately employed as a Software Engineer. Mr. Hoops is privately employed in a manufacturing company as it's CTO. After working together since 1990, through their various projects and partnerships, Mr. Hoops and Mr. Bryson are still best friends and continue to explore new opportunities together.


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Re: What now?
by tomh on Sat, Dec 9th, 2000 12:02:02 UTC
I will agree that our technology allows us be less centralized and such makes us less vulnerable. It is unlikely that the WTC will be rebuilt. The insurance for it has been nullified by the declaration of an act of war. And, I can't imagine the replacement cost of that structure in today's US with all the new safety requirements, ADA, insurance costs and the inflated dollar since
the last WTC was built.

As such is it a loss not only of its important function but its loss to all of us a monument and a national treasure of our achievements.

But let me rant about the STUPID policies recently implemented at airports. NO PARKING STRUCTURES within 300 feet - I would assume this is to prevent terrorists from parking bombs close to terminals. That's nice, lets make things really difficult for people and... force the terrorists to use other targets like shopping malls, schools, churches, any structure where there are concentrations of people is a target, not just airports. There are no shortage of targets here - should we remove or disallow all parking structures from any places where people congregate? WHAT ABOUT THE PRECIOUS ADA? Oh, maybe anyone with a handicap plate will be able to park within 300 feet of such a structure? A terrorist will never be able to acquire one of those! And then the Knife issue! Ugh! This is ridiculous! No plastic knives in restarants, or on the planes? What's next? No Pencils? I can show you how to slit someones throat with a credit card, are we going to ban those too? I think arming every person on board with a hand gun is less ridiculous than this!

Let's not let them win! Let's quite trying to PREVENT these things with STUPID implements. When someone behaves this way - they should be taken out. We will never prevent these things from ocurring - we will only sacrifice our freedom for the false feelings of security. We live in a dangerous world, get over it.

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