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A new frontier in JFK research

A sample from the JFK Timeline Project

I’m excited about the JFK Timeline Project, even if I don’t fully understand it.

I’m excited because, as I said in Dallas last November, the JFK research community needs to up its collective game, get into the 21st century, and exploit the information technology that is transforming our lives. Easier said than done.

But thanks to Brian Castle, a programmer extraordinaire and self-described “n00b” when it comes to JFK, we have a work in progress: a website that seeks to harness the power of computing to generate new insights about the events of November 1963.

Here’s how Castle put it in an email:

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