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Making Work Visible
From The Eponymous Pickle

Making Work Visible

New book that looks to be of interest.  There seems to have been somewhat less interest in ethonographic research lately after a flurry of interest in the early...

Finding Experts
From The Eponymous Pickle

Finding Experts

In the ACM: It's Who You know    Search algorithm designers have in recent years worked out ways for computers to identify experts in any particular area of knowledge...

New MIT Media Lab Director Interview
From The Eponymous Pickle

New MIT Media Lab Director Interview

We were part of the media lab for a few years and I led a number of tours through the facility.   It was good to hear of the changes.  Anything that could bring...

Cell Tower in a Suitcase
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cell Tower in a Suitcase

AT&T has started to sell what is being called a 'cell tower in a suitcase'.  At a cost of between  $15-45K, plus monthly fees. We examined something similar for...

DreamSpark, AppHub and Windows Phone Development
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

DreamSpark, AppHub and Windows Phone Development

So are your graduating high school seniors bored? or perhaps you are still looking for things to do after the AP CS exam. or maybe you know college or high school...

From Computational Complexity

Ravi Kannan wins the Knuth Prize

Ravi Kannan will receive the 2011 Knuth Prize for his algorithmic work, including approximating volumes of high-dimensional convex objects, computing the Frobenius...

Polymath wiki logo
From Michael Nielsen

Polymath wiki logo

Many people have contributed striking logos for the Polymath wiki. It seems to me that there’s now enough suggestions to have a good conversation about which logo...

CS Sock Monkey Begins Work
From Computer Science Teachers Association

CS Sock Monkey Begins Work

Today, CS Sock Monkey launched an important initiative to support and promote computer science education in K-12. In this role, Sock Monkey will have the opportunity...

Toward an Open mHealth Ecosystem
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Toward an Open mHealth Ecosystem

The following is a special contribution to this blog by Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director of the NSF-funded Center for Embedded...

Security Risks of Running an Open WiFi Network
From Schneier on Security

Security Risks of Running an Open WiFi Network

As I've written before, I run an open WiFi network. It's stories like these that may make me rethink that. The three stories all fall along the same theme: a...

What Marketers Need to Know About QR Barcodes
From The Eponymous Pickle

What Marketers Need to Know About QR Barcodes

A good introduction to QR codes by Angie Schottmuller in Search Engine Watch.  Pointers to basic considerations, vendors. mobile use and cases.  Well done.

General Mills Experiments with Groupon
From The Eponymous Pickle

General Mills Experiments with Groupon

Covered broadly in the last few days.  The first consumer packaged goods company to try this.  This is an example of a manufacturer going around retailers alsoAlso...

Santa Fe Institute Looks at Behavior via Phones
From The Eponymous Pickle

Santa Fe Institute Looks at Behavior via Phones

Stan Dyck, colleague and correspondent, sends this along.  The implications for modeling behavior are very great.  Quoted from the WSJ below.  Nathan Eaglewas mentioned...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Fabric Designs
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Fabric Designs

Some of these are actually nice.

Algorithmic Pricing on Amazon
From The Eponymous Pickle

Algorithmic Pricing on Amazon

I love the aspect of automatically building interactions.  The first step in artificial intelligence. But caution is always important.  Here is an example of building...

Quick Ways to Liven Up Your Twitter Feed
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quick Ways to Liven Up Your Twitter Feed

Ways to liven up twitter feed, with a number of business examples. Fairly good. Though still I think mostly playing to the weaknesses of Twitter itself.

Resurgence of interest in personalized information
From Geeking with Greg

Resurgence of interest in personalized information

There has been a lot of news about personalization and recommendations of information in the last week.Google News launched additional implicit personalizationFindory...

Educational Games That Teach Computer Science
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Educational Games That Teach Computer Science

There has been an increased interest in educational games lately — especially those that truly give the player a deeper understanding of a topic but are still fun...

A Look at Nokia's Collapse
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Look at Nokia's Collapse

We visited Nokia's innovation group back in the 90s and were very impressed.  They were the big disrupters then. Yet today they have been unable to credibly respond...

An Interagency Multiscale Modeling Initiative
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

An Interagency Multiscale Modeling Initiative

The Interagency Multiscale Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG) — comprising program staff from NIH, NSF, DoE, DoD, NASA, USDA, and the VA — announced earlier this...
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