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The future of reading
From Putting People First

The future of reading

Josh Quittner of Fortune Magazine reflects on how tables will change magazines, books and newspapers. “In fact, for the past year I’ve been pushing the theory that...

From Computational Complexity

STOC and More

The Snows of Maryland are keeping Bill away from this blog again. Here in Chicago we deal with snow (and even earthquakes) in stride--my kids still have yet toaccepted...

Dahlia Lithwick on Terrorism Derangement Syndrome
From Schneier on Security

Dahlia Lithwick on Terrorism Derangement Syndrome

In Slate.

? Testing Times
From Wild WebMink

? Testing Times

Freedom In the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy, and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing See/hear Eben Moglen's useful discussion...

Small Basic 0.8 Now with Silverlight
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Small Basic 0.8 Now with Silverlight

There is a new version of Small Basic out this week. More details about it on the Small Basic blog but briefly: This release features: Addition...

Dan Ariely: hidden forces that shape our decisions
From Putting People First

Dan Ariely: hidden forces that shape our decisions

In an interview on the website of Forbes India, the renowned behavioural economist Dan Ariely talks about some of the hidden forces that shape our decisions. “For...

Some ditch social networks to reclaim time, privacy
From Putting People First

Some ditch social networks to reclaim time, privacy

As the social networking train gathers momentum, some riders are getting off. USA Today reports. “Their reasons run the gamut from being besieged by online “friends”...

Reflecting on the Interaction10 conference
From Putting People First

Reflecting on the Interaction10 conference

Both Jon Kolko (frog design) and Rob Tannen (Bresslergroup) reflect on their experience at the Interaction10 conference that took place last weekend in Savannah...

Live at Interaction
From Putting People First

Live at Interaction

Niklas Wolkert & Brad Nunnally round up their reporting on Johnnyy Holland on the Interaction10 conference in Savannah, Georgia – this time focused on the third...

Why do People Share Information?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Why do People Share Information?

A topic we studied in the enterprise. This NYTimes article presents some non-obvious answers. Because we wrote our own e-mail system in the 70s, we had lots of...

Recent Award for Network Coding
From My Biased Coin

Recent Award for Network Coding

I opened the January issue of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and saw (what is probably old news to everyone) that Tracey Ho, Muriel Medard, Ralf Kotter...

Guest Post:  Giorgos Zervas from WSDM, Part 3
From My Biased Coin

Guest Post: Giorgos Zervas from WSDM, Part 3

I am back from WSDM and I have to say all in all it was a great experience. I think my talk went fairly well although I can see some ways in which it could have...

Google Buzz
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Buzz

Google gets a social networking component within Gmail. ' ... Specifically, Buzz has been designed to help users deal with the often massive amount of information...

From Computational Complexity

What is an Elementary Proof?

What is an Elementary Proof? Different things in different contexts. An Elementary Proof is one that does not use Complex Analysis. Basic Calculus is fine. This...

BI Software Making Money
From The Eponymous Pickle

BI Software Making Money

Nice overview piece on business intelligence by Doug Lautzenheiser:BI Software Makes Money Business Intelligence isn't just about seeing how many cans of beans...

All Subversive Organizations Now Must Register in South Carolina
From Schneier on Security

All Subversive Organizations Now Must Register in South Carolina

This appears not to be a joke: The state's "Subversive Activities Registration Act," passed last year and now officially on the books, states that "every member...

Beginning to Rethink CS Education at NSF
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Beginning to Rethink CS Education at NSF

The President released his $3.8 trillion budget on Monday setting off a flurry of activity in the Nation's Capital. The budget sets the Administration's priorities...

Public vs Private Sector Costs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Public vs Private Sector Costs

Michigan economist Mark J. Perry continues to be an excellent source for gathering economic data and providing commentary on its implications. Recent post: the....

Martin Lindstrom on Personal Branding
From The Eponymous Pickle

Martin Lindstrom on Personal Branding

Intriguing learnings and video: Look at Me Now! Personal Branding on TODAY Show (Pt 1)New York City. In a world growing increasingly more obsessed by celebrities...

New Philips phone for the elderly
From Putting People First

New Philips phone for the elderly

Philips reports that its new Lifeline Cordless Phone System has been designed “to enable the frail and elderly to maintain independence, despite their changing...
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