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The power of real estate technology: good and evil

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Fifteen years ago, Inman News founder and publisher Brad Inman brought together technologists and real estate professionals for the first-ever Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco. Inman News is taking a look at how much has changed in technology and real estate since the event's launch, and is reaching out to individuals who played a role in the early days of Connect.

Robert X. "Bob" Cringely is a tech personality who wrote a technology column from 1987-95 for InfoWorld, has been self-described as a "sex symbol, airplane enthusiast and adventurer" and more recently as "author, raconteur, TV personality, and pizza delivery specialist." He hosted a PBS special, "Triumph of the Nerds," which premiered in 1996, and later wrote a weekly column, "I, Cringely," for You can find his latest technological musings at

Cringely served as the first keynote speaker during the 19...