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Donald Norman on products as services and experiences
From Putting People First

Donald Norman on products as services and experiences

Donald Norman’s latest column for Interactions Magazine explores systems thinking and service design. “A product is actually a service. Although the designer, manufacturer...

Experientia
From Putting People First

Experientia

One of our staff members, senior designer Luca Troisi, worked previously in the yachting industry and has not forgotten those roots when he joined Experientia....

From The Noisy Channel

Great Series of Posts on Medical Literature Search


Playing with Devver
From Return 42;

Playing with Devver

Testing can be a pain. At least in Ruby on Rails. That is, not only writing tests can be tedious, but also running tests can consume sometimes ridiculous amounts...

Toward author-centric science
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Toward author-centric science

Too many research papers in Computer Science are nonsense: they convey no worthy message. Yet, they pass a Turing test of sort: at a glance, they are indistinguishable...

The Exaggerated Fears of Cyber-War
From Schneier on Security

The Exaggerated Fears of Cyber-War

Good article, which basically says that our policies are based more on fear than on reality. On cyber-terrorism: So why is there so much concern about

Sun's Bloggers' License
From Wild WebMink

Sun's Bloggers' License

As a follow-up to my posting on Monday about the new co-ownership license Sun has offered to all the bloggers on blogs.sun.com, I thought it would be good to post...

Pressure to Limit Behavioral Targeting
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pressure to Limit Behavioral Targeting

Comments on a recent NY Times article. I see the point, this is a common startup direction. Clearly more balance needs to be had between targeting and privacy concerns...

ESA Plans
From My Biased Coin

ESA Plans

I'll be headed to ESA this weekend. My talk is first thing Monday morning, so I'll be there sometime Sunday. If anyone wants to get together for dinner Sunday...

GMail Outage
From The Eponymous Pickle

GMail Outage

I experienced the Gmail outage here in NYC yesterday. I agree with several pundits that there was no easy way to tell what was going on. Had to go to a number of...

The architect of experience
From Putting People First

The architect of experience

Paula Wallace, president of the Savannah College of Art and Design, interviews Peter Fossick, who is the coordinator of a new program in service design at the college...

The rise of the super fakes
From Putting People First

The rise of the super fakes

What happens when a large % of your target market wants your brand cachet but is happy with a decent-enough quality fake? Nokia

How mobile is connecting people to what matters
From Putting People First

How mobile is connecting people to what matters

Via Dina Mehta, founder and managing director of Mosoci India, I found out about Progress, a highly interesting new website set up by Nokia and Lonely Planet: “The...

Experientia helps Helsinki reduce carbon emissions
From Putting People First

Experientia helps Helsinki reduce carbon emissions

Helsinki, Finland

Wal-Mart E-Commerce Changes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart E-Commerce Changes

Wal-Mart appears to be expanding and changing their e-commerce operational presence: E-Commerce says: ' ... Wal-Mart is taking a page from Amazon's playbook, partnering...

Assessing Impact in Computing Education
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Assessing Impact in Computing Education

I spend much of my time thinking about reforming computer science education in Los Angeles. My goal is to make computer science courses accessible and engaging...

Hacking Swine Flu
From Schneier on Security

Hacking Swine Flu

Interesting: So how many bits are in this instance of H1N1? The raw number of bits, by my count, is 26,022; the actual number of coding bits approximately 25,054...

ACM Comments on Reach for the Top Education Fund
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Comments on Reach for the Top Education Fund

The Association for Computing Machinery recently submitted comments (PDF) on the Race to the Top Fund, an Education Department program set up to address some of...

AI a Dangerous Dream?
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI a Dangerous Dream?

Interview with Noel Sharkey. The robotics expert, formerly a player in artificial intelligence, suggests that AI is a dangerous dream. I don't think it is a dream...

ICFP 2009 and Functional Programming in the Real World
From Return 42;

ICFP 2009 and Functional Programming in the Real World

Today the proceedings of the 14th ACM SIGPLAN international conference on functional programming (ICFP) have been uploaded to the ACM digital library. Next to the...
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