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Procter Offers Media Era Green Stamps
From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter Offers Media Era Green Stamps

A novel and interesting approach, but does it engage to purchase?In Adage: P&G Program Will Offer Social-Media-Era 'Green Stamps'Deal With RecycleBank Gives Reward...

From Computational Complexity

Partha Niyogi (1967-2010)

University of Chicago Computer Science and Statistics Professor Partha Niyogi passed away on Friday after a battle with brain cancer. Partha worked in machine...

Analyzing CAPTCHAs
From Schneier on Security

Analyzing CAPTCHAs

New research: "Attacks and Design of Image Recognition CAPTCHAs." Abstract. We systematically study the design of image recognition CAPTCHAs (IRCs) in this paper...

Should Johnny Learn to Program?
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Should Johnny Learn to Program?

Last week I shared a link on Facebook - Why Johnny Can't Program: A New Medium Requires A New Literacy

Visualisations in service design
From Putting People First

Visualisations in service design

Fabian Segelstr

MIT Open Courseware not Paywalled
From The Eponymous Pickle

MIT Open Courseware not Paywalled

There were rumors that the 2000 plus courses that MIT is offering free online would soon the charged for in some way. The rumors were denied this week. The remarkable...

Next Generation of Consumer Loyalty
From The Eponymous Pickle

Next Generation of Consumer Loyalty

A good piece from the Harvard Business review voices on the next generation of location and consumer loyalty systems. Foursquare and beyond. "These experiments...

Sky Marshals Flying First Class
From Schneier on Security

Sky Marshals Flying First Class

I regularly say that security decisions are primarily made for non-security reasons. This article about the placement of sky marshals on airplanes is an excellent...

Farnam Jahanian to be CISE AD
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Farnam Jahanian to be CISE AD

Farnam Jahanian, Professor and Chair of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan, today was named the next Assistant Director for Computer and...

Auctioning the Right to Use Laptops in Class
From The Eponymous Pickle

Auctioning the Right to Use Laptops in Class

This is interesting.  Ten years ago I had a conversation with a professor at Wharton who had been part of the redesign of some of the large classrooms in new buildings...

More on Corporate Fun
From The Eponymous Pickle

More on Corporate Fun

Techdirt writes on enforced corporate fun.   Yes, happy workers are a good idea, but bizarre forced programs of humor and fun do not create happiness.  Better to...

Real (ish) Life Computational Thinking
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Real (ish) Life Computational Thinking

I went to see the most delightful talk this week, given by a graduate student. Like many academic talks, the speaker outlined a problem, described similar research...

Neuromarketing: Exploring the Brain of the Consumer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuromarketing: Exploring the Brain of the Consumer

Leon Zurawicki at UMass has a new book: Neuromarketing: Exploring the Brain of the Consumer.  Professor Zurawicki joined us at a panel I led on neuromarketing last...

From Computational Complexity

The Annual Fall Jobs Post

The CRA is working on setting guidelines for job deadlines to help out with some of the gridlock in the job market. Many of the top departments have already moved...

Monitoring Employees' Online Behavior
From Schneier on Security

Monitoring Employees' Online Behavior

Not their online behavior at work, but their online behavior in life. Using automation software that slogs through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn...

Interesting Links 4 October 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 4 October 2010

What a week. On Friday I gave a keynote talk at the 16th Annual Technology and Learning Conference at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. WhatTwitter...

New ventures: OpenDJ,
From Wild WebMink

New ventures: OpenDJ,

Friday was a busy day full of news for me. After an exhausting day full of conference interventions on Thursday at Open World Forum (a total of five), Friday was...

Blog in the Communications of the ACM
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blog in the Communications of the ACM

This blog, among a number of others, is featured and cross posted in the blog section of the Communications of the ACM. The ACM is the Association of Computing...

A Review of Peer to Peer
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Review of Peer to Peer

In the CACM: A good review article:Peer-to-Peer SystemsWithin a decade, P2P has proven to be a technology that enables innovative new services and is used by millions...

Mobile Marketing Infographics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mobile Marketing Infographics

Some interesting infographics on mobile marketing. Colorful data, but another example where there are much better ways to display this more clearly. Via Stan...
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