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Is science more art or industry?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Is science more art or industry?

In my previous post, I argued that people who pursue double-blind peer review have an idealized “LEGO block” view of scientific research. Research papers are “pure”...

Mobile trends in Africa: a collaborative outlook towards 2020
From Putting People First

Mobile trends in Africa: a collaborative outlook towards 2020

A few months back Rudy de Waele (m-trends) got in touch with Ken Banks (kiwanja | FrontlineSMS) and Eric Hersman (WhiteAfrican) about helping to curate a collaborative...

Book: Simple And Usable
From Putting People First

Book: Simple And Usable

Simple And Usable: Web, Mobile and Interaction Design by Giles Colborne New Riders, Sep 2010 Paperback, 208 pages In a complex world, products that are easy to...

Academic Feedback Survey
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Academic Feedback Survey

If you are a computer science or information technology professor/instructor/teacher would you help us out as we make plans for how Microsoft can support you in...

A Customer Service Nightmare: Resolving Trademark and Personal Reputation in a Limited Name Space
From Apophenia

A Customer Service Nightmare: Resolving Trademark and Personal Reputation in a Limited Name Space

Yesterday, I threw a public hissy fit when I found out that Tumblr’s customer service had acted on a trademark request from a company called Zephoria who had written...

Gamifying Mundane and Innovative Processes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gamifying Mundane and Innovative Processes

Lauren Carlson contacted me a few days ago to point out some posts in her Software Advice blog.  She originally posted a very good introductory note about the idea...

Equity
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Equity

There has been an increased emphasis on equity issues in computer science education in recent years, supported largely by NSF programs aimed at broadening participation...

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - February 2011 (Vol. 54, No. 2)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - February 2011 (Vol. 54, No. 2)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the February issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content,...

From Computational Complexity

How important is Teaching Experience on the job market (guest post)

( Annoucements: New York Theory day May 13 and UMCP Theory Postdoc opening. ) This is an anon guest blogger. Even we don't know who this is! He or she emailed...

Flypaper
From The Eponymous Pickle

Flypaper

Just exploring Flypaper: " .... Software anyone can use to create professional quality multi-touch, interactive or motion graphics content in one-sixth the time...

Examples of Games that Teach CS Concepts and Programming
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Examples of Games that Teach CS Concepts and Programming

In my previous post I introduced the fact that there weren't very many educational games that specifically aim to teach computer science concepts.  Here I'll share...

Payday Timing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Payday Timing

Roger Dooley posts: Walmart CEO confirms Payday Timing Effect.  Was thought to be common knowledge, but had never seen a specific 'proof' of the effect.  Though...

EmPower Background
From The Eponymous Pickle

EmPower Background

Recently I had a meeting with EmPower, custom market and media intelligence services company.  Here is an overview of their background and services.

Kevin Emmons EKR Blog
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kevin Emmons EKR Blog

Newly discovered blog by Kevin Emmons that covers, among other things, neuromarketing. Most recently: Android Phones Using Neuromarketing, where he talks about...

Where Do Female Computer Scientists Come From
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Where Do Female Computer Scientists Come From

As someone who is mildly addicted to statistics and who has a degree in Sociology (really) I found this article in Fast Company very interesting on several levels...

? Abuses
From Wild WebMink

? Abuses

Barnes & Noble Charges Microsoft with Misusing Patents to Further an Anticompetitive Scheme Against Android Barnes and Noble’s strongly-worded response to Microsoft’s...

The Cyberwar Arms Race
From Schneier on Security

The Cyberwar Arms Race

Good paper: "Loving the Cyber Bomb? The Dangers of Threat Inflation in Cybersecurity Policy," by Jerry Brito and Tate Watkins. Over the past two years there has...

The Case Against Double-blind Peer Review
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The Case Against Double-blind Peer Review

Many scientific journals use double-blind peer review. That is, the authors submit their work in a way that cannot be traced back to them. Meanwhile, the authors...

Open Access Book: Ubiquitous Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Access Book: Ubiquitous Computing

We already live in a world where there is ubiquitous computing. Yet there are many complex challenges to combine,  direct and have ubiquitous computing ideas link...

Problem Solving For All Times
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Problem Solving For All Times

I am not a carpenter. I know carpenters. One of my friends and co-workers is a well-trained restoration carpenter. The work he has done in his own house is to drool...
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