I spent an entertaining hour this afternoon listening to David MacKay of Cambridge (UK) give a talk about the Future of Energy here at Harvard. I've mentionedAmazon...Michael Mitzenmacher From My Biased Coin | April 3, 2010 at 12:52 AM
From a friend. I agree this is scary. it is inevitable that as we know more about the functionality of the brain this kind of manipulation will have to be closely...Franz Dill From The Eponymous Pickle | April 2, 2010 at 08:13 PM
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson
There seems to be a lot of agreement that we need to change the way we teach computer science, especially at the pre-collegiate level. Not complete unanimity of...Alfred Thompson From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson | April 2, 2010 at 08:05 PM
In CIOInsight, a good piece on mastering the art of argument. '... Disagreements happen, but respecting all opinions and engaging in argument can lead to innovation...Franz Dill From The Eponymous Pickle | April 2, 2010 at 01:11 PM
This is a little hokey, but better them than the NSA:
The National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge Competition is designed to solicit ideas from industry...schneier From Schneier on Security | April 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM
STOC conference and hotel registration now live. Early registration deadline is April 30th. Registration for Complexity and Electronic Commerce coming soon. You...Lance From Computational Complexity | April 2, 2010 at 10:55 AM
The latest Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project report is out: “The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future” surveys 895 tech experts...Experientia From Putting People First | April 2, 2010 at 06:24 AM
The Winter 2009 issue of MIT’s Innovations Journal is focused on “Mobilizing Markets.” All contents are available online.
Prerequisite to Prosperity
Why Africa’s...Experientia From Putting People First | April 2, 2010 at 05:52 AM
“Mobile-based livelihood services in Africa: pilots and early deployments” is a new paper by Jonathan Donner, a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets...Experientia From Putting People First | April 2, 2010 at 05:35 AM
To launch Twist, a new men’s fragrance in its global Axe brand, Unilever turned to a preapproved crowd of eager young amateurs for help. Venessa Wong reports in...Experientia From Putting People First | April 2, 2010 at 05:24 AM
Richard James points me to Phil Presents, by Phil Waknell (ex-P&G, ex-HP). Which covers a number of topics, including robotic presentations. He now runs a company...Franz Dill From The Eponymous Pickle | April 2, 2010 at 05:01 AM
Earlier this week, I read about Unvarnished on TechCrunch and was extremely curious about this “Yelp for LinkedIn” making a bold play in the online reputation space...Daniel Tunkelang From The Noisy Channel | April 2, 2010 at 12:08 AM
We followed the technology of RFID for a number of years as it applied to retail on shelf and inventory applications. We tested many related ideas in the innovation...Franz Dill From The Eponymous Pickle | April 1, 2010 at 10:53 PM
Those of you who haven’t taken a look at the GENI project in the last year or two need to do so.
The name is the same, but the project is totally different, and...Ed Lazowska From The Computing Community Consortium Blog | April 1, 2010 at 08:03 PM
Is MI5 playing a joke on us?
Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies havecould...schneier From Schneier on Security | April 1, 2010 at 06:33 PM
The title might be a bit cryptic for some readers, but Jan Chipchase is a well-known user researcher/anthropologist at Nokia. He spent a decade exploring the intersection...Experientia From Putting People First | April 1, 2010 at 05:01 PM