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IBM Acquires Netezza
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM Acquires Netezza

We see that IBM has acquired the database appliance maker Netezza. You may recall I have a short engagement with Netezza last year. Here is what I have written....

Statistical Distribution of Combat Wounds to the Head
From Schneier on Security

Statistical Distribution of Combat Wounds to the Head

This is interesting: The study, led by physician Yuval Ran, looked at Israeli combat deaths from 2000 to 2004 and tracked where bullet entries appeared on the...

Devine Employee Behavioral Assessment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Devine Employee Behavioral Assessment

Had a meeting with an interesting company, Devine Group, that links potential employees to what they can really do best. Have always been interested in the modeling...

Xerox Parc Turns 40
From The Eponymous Pickle

Xerox Parc Turns 40

A good CW piece on the innovation that has come out of Xerox Parc. We visited them a number of times and were always impressed by what we saw. Sometimes they are...

From Computational Complexity

Joseph B Kruskal passed away (Guest post by Clyde P Kruskal)

(Guest post from Clyde P Kruskal.) Yesterday (September 19, 2010) my uncle, Joseph B. Kruskal passed away. I just wanted to say a few personal words. Maybe,...

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - August 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 8)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - August 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 8)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the August issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and...

Interesting Links 20 September 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 20 September 2010

  I’m happy to see that the Microsoft student website won the “Outstanding Website” award in the Education category from the Web Marketing Association./Student...

Mobile Monday Amsterdam on design
From Putting People First

Mobile Monday Amsterdam on design

Every other month Mobile Monday Amsterdam organises a network event with visionary speakers and practical cases. The most recent one, on 6 September, was devoted...

Four Irrefutable Security Laws
From Schneier on Security

Four Irrefutable Security Laws

This list is from Malcolm Harkins, Intel's chief information security officer, and it's a good one (from a talk at Forrester's Security Forum): Users want...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 20
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 20

September 22 Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building The Consumer...

Visualizing Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Visualizing Big Data

The Wikibon Blog, fifteen examples of visualizing big data. Some interesting examples here that are worth looking at. Some beautiful graphics. Yet here I protest...

New York Times Magazine Features Technology in Education
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

New York Times Magazine Features Technology in Education

Today’s New York Times Sunday magazine is devoted to

Search at the Speed of Thought
From The Noisy Channel

Search at the Speed of Thought

A guiding principle in information technology has been to enable people to perform tasks at the “speed of thought”. The goal is not just to make people more efficient...

GIS and Agent Based Modeling
From The Eponymous Pickle

GIS and Agent Based Modeling

An article from a while back that addresses how virtual worlds and agent based modeling can be linked together for research applications. Via Dave Cohen. This blog...

Grasp Lab at Penn
From The Eponymous Pickle

Grasp Lab at Penn

I don't remember Penn being particularly well known for robotics work. Yet their Grasp lab (general robotics, automation, sensing and perception) around since 1979...

Carrefour Reinventing the Hypermarket
From The Eponymous Pickle

Carrefour Reinventing the Hypermarket

An interesting piece that seems to indicate that Carrefour is taking a more revolutionary that evolutionary approach in design. Nice to see this direction. Considerable...

I Know What You Did Last Summer
From Computer Science Teachers Association

I Know What You Did Last Summer

If you are like most of the teachers I know (and how I used to be) then you probably spent your summer doing any combination of the following: vacationing, resting...

Gamification!
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gamification!

It has been called 'serious games', 'total engagement', and collaborative competition. Now Russell Brumfield, who we worked with on a scent branding project, has...

New Category Management Paradigm
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Category Management Paradigm

Interbrand top 100 brand brand report and a new approach to category management. " .... Now, in 2010, we are seeing the starts and stops of a recovery coupled...

The digital panopticon
From Putting People First

The digital panopticon

In a three-part series Joshua-Mich
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