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Credentials or Knowledge
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Credentials or Knowledge

The ever interesting Will Richardson got me thinking again today. He talks about how to credentialize learning in a post titled An Open Mind (In Higher Ed at Least)...

Flowing Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Flowing Data

Newly discovered company. Note the emphasis on letting experts discover hidden patterns. That's useful, but I think it better to let experts and less-than-expert...

Data Everywhere
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Everywhere

Economist article on the superabundance of data. The value and the complexity it produces. New techniques, hardware and pushing the manipulation of this data down...

Power Aware Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Power Aware Computing

From the CACM:Recipe for Efficiency: Principles of Power-Aware ComputingPrior work on power management reflects recurring themes that can be leveraged to make future...

4 Block World on Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

4 Block World on Computing

In the whimsical four block world: Computers getting cheaper an better.-

? Going Open
From Wild WebMink

? Going Open

ACTA opens up at last; password changes pointless; crowdsourcing is not open source; and more.

Big Data: Opportunities for Computational and Social Sciences
From Apophenia

Big Data: Opportunities for Computational and Social Sciences

Scott Golder recently wrote blog post at Cloudera entitled “Scaling Social Science with Hadoop” where he accounts for “how social scientists are using large scale...

Open Architecture Democracy
From Michael Nielsen

Open Architecture Democracy

This is the text for some brief remarks I made about open architecture democracy at the beginning of a panel on the subject, moderated by Tad Homer-Dixon...

? Accommodating Innovators
From Wild WebMink

? Accommodating Innovators

An excellent paper by Lawrence Lessig leads to the question why we are criminalizing the next generation in protection of the past.

Elective Status Creates Chaos for Courses and Students
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Elective Status Creates Chaos for Courses and Students

A recent experience brought to us by a school within our local CSTA chapter drives home some of the unusual difficulties we have in developing Computer Science...

Elective Status Creates Chaos for Courses and Students
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Elective Status Creates Chaos for Courses and Students

A recent experience brought to us by a school within our local CSTA chapter drives home some of the unusual difficulties we have in developing Computer Science...

Big Japan Offers Smartphone Bar Code Scanner
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Japan Offers Smartphone Bar Code Scanner

I am informed that Big Japan is offering a free software developer kit (SDK) for their smartphone bar code scanner. Much more here. A number of Apps includingmy...

Bursts -- a new Barabasi book
From My Biased Coin

Bursts -- a new Barabasi book

At the end of the month, Barabasi's new book, entitled Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do, will be released.  Here's the pre-order Amazon link,a...

Medical Lab on a Chip for the Home
From The Eponymous Pickle

Medical Lab on a Chip for the Home

The idea of having a medical testing chip in every home reminds me of a number of ideas floated for a biometric toilet, floated by a number of Japanese firms in...

CRA-W Grad Cohort 2010 Next Week
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

CRA-W Grad Cohort 2010 Next Week

I'm very fortunate to be attending my second CRA-W Grad Cohort next week. I also went last year when it was held near San Francisco. This year it will be near...

Ning Fails at Free
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ning Fails at Free

We looked at the free social networking service Ning, created by Marc Andreesen. Now is has gone to a pay service, though users can migrate to alternative networks...

Friday Squid Blogging: Tentacle Tie
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Tentacle Tie

Very nice.

Innovating for all
From Putting People First

Innovating for all

The book “Innovating with people

Does Your Computer Lab Scare Away the Girls?
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Does Your Computer Lab Scare Away the Girls?

The Internet is as the same time one of the great distractions and great spontaneously learning environments in history. As I looked at my twitter stream I sawTEDxSeattle...

Tales of Things
From Putting People First

Tales of Things

Tales of Things is a new tool that allows people to attach memories to their objects in the form of video, text or audio, thus “exploring the implications of The...
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