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So What Are You Doing the Week of December 5?
From Computer Science Teachers Association

So What Are You Doing the Week of December 5?

The process of starting a new school year is empowering, exhilarating, and exhausting all at the same time. Even though it's been five years since I was in theour...

BI Platform is Dead: an Interactive e-book
From The Eponymous Pickle

BI Platform is Dead: an Interactive e-book

The BI Platform is Dead: A fresh look at what business analytics means for today's organizationsView this interactive eBook now (Registration with Information management...

Retailer Helpers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retailer Helpers

In Bloomberg BusinessWeek: a Good overview article on a number of startups that are using smartphones to bring e-commerce advantages to real-world stores. Mentions...

Doing the Right Thing?  (Quick Links Edition)
From My Biased Coin

Doing the Right Thing? (Quick Links Edition)

From Shots in the Dark, a pointer to a new "feature" -- apparently, there's not a tweet system recording and listing books checked out from Harvard libraries. Marc...

Whorfian Hypothesis
From The Eponymous Pickle

Whorfian Hypothesis

An extensive NYT Magazine article on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis: That the language you speak effects how you think. Was often characterized by the observation...

Field Agent Re-look
From The Eponymous Pickle

Field Agent Re-look

I mentioned the Field Agent IPhone App some time ago. It allows a retailer or manufacturer to pay people to perform simple tasks at a store and get paid for doing...

The RBR Group and other Sites Then and Now
From The Eponymous Pickle

The RBR Group and other Sites Then and Now

I have been loosely affiliated with the RBR group since my retirement from Procter & Gamble over two years ago. The just updated their web site with some new features...

Getting Ready for a Conference
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Getting Ready for a Conference

Grace Hopper is fast approaching so I find myself, once again, madly going through my usual routine list of tasks to do before heading to a conference. Here'sView...

IBM Makes a Nano Map
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM Makes a Nano Map

IBM makes a clever nano world map 1000 times smaller than grain of sand . Small things can be useful.

History In Action
From Wild WebMink

History In Action

Google Code Blog: An update on JavaOne Google pulls all their people out of JavaOne. That’s going to be a big hole in the agenda since they employ all the good...

Changing Your Privacy Mind
From The Eponymous Pickle

Changing Your Privacy Mind

EchoEcho: A startup that lets you ask of anyone: Where are you? - The receiver can provide or deny the information. The approach is different because you can change...

RFID Location of Sponges, Instruments
From The Eponymous Pickle

RFID Location of Sponges, Instruments

In RFID Journal: The FDA has approved the use of passive RFID tags for the location of instruments and sponges. I recall this being brought up in sessions ten years...

Friday Squid Blogging: Jewel of the Sea
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Jewel of the Sea

Pretty.

On Luring Shoppers to the Store
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Luring Shoppers to the Store

A good WSJ article on various uses of technology to get people to physical retail. This was an area we worked on extensively with a number of vendors.

Students Need Both Knowledge and Facts
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Students Need Both Knowledge and Facts

As the new school year starts, an old complaint resurfaces. A recent opinion piece has said once again that US higher education is failing US employers. Students...

Character Amnesia in Chinese
From The Eponymous Pickle

Character Amnesia in Chinese

Lots of thoughts out about how technology is altering aspects of literacy. This article from Language Log, about how text messaging is influencing Chinese characters...

Me at the EastWest Institute
From Schneier on Security

Me at the EastWest Institute

Back in May, I attended the EastWest Institute's First Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in Dallas. I only had eight minutes to speak, and tried to turn the dialog...

Seaswarm Spill Robotics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Seaswarm Spill Robotics

Report about an MIT project called Seaswarm. Autonomous robotics to address oil spills. Includes an interesting video. I do always wonder about the contextual complexity...

Computing Research in Astronomy
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computing Research in Astronomy

Every 10 years, U.S. astronomers come together to generate what has become a highly influential report recommending which astronomy and astrophysics projects should...

Is the Whole Country an Airport Security Zone?
From Schneier on Security

Is the Whole Country an Airport Security Zone?

Full-body scanners in roving vans: American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more...
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