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Don't Try to Innovate
From The Eponymous Pickle

Don't Try to Innovate

Some interesting points in a Knowledge@Wharton article.    I much like the point made in the first para by the Walmart VP:   " ... Want to Create the Next Great...

Verse by and for Brainstorming
From The Eponymous Pickle

Verse by and for Brainstorming

I mentioned IBM's new EMail idea Verse.  Now an article in the NYT about how they developed it and how they use it.  The general brainstorming approach described...

There Is No Best Programming Language
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

There Is No Best Programming Language

Three items from different places on the same topic requires a blog post. Well for me it does. This week’s topic was picking the best programming language. NowMy...

Innovating in Caine's Arcade
From The Eponymous Pickle

Innovating in Caine's Arcade

Late to this, but was impressed ... You can innovate.  Having the pieces to innovate helps.  But if you don't have them, you can invent them.Three Lessons FromIn...

Haptic Holograms
From The Eponymous Pickle

Haptic Holograms

In New Scientist:  Because we were dealing with products that improved sensory interactions like touch, we were always interested in how to connect digital and"...

Visualizing Astronomical Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Visualizing Astronomical Data

Astronomy is a science where understanding large amounts of data has been historically important.  So it is natural that visualization has been important there....

More on Cognitive Resources for Work
From The Eponymous Pickle

More on Cognitive Resources for Work

Jim Spohrer writes, adding to the thread of linking jobs to Cognitive solutions: .... Check out this fascinating TED talk which describes the need for more Cognitive...

Mining Search Trends for Ad Buys
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mining Search Trends for Ad Buys

In Adage: Google mines search trends.    " ....  Two years ago, WPP's Mindshare created a tool for its client Kleenex that used Google search data to see whereSee...

On the Future of Work
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Future of Work

In McKinsey:" ... A group of economists, tech entrepreneurs, and academics discuss whether technological advances will automate tasks more quickly than the United...

History and Future of the Smartphone
From The Eponymous Pickle

History and Future of the Smartphone

In Computing Now:   Good view of the history of the smart phone.   Where is this now so common device going?  How will it fit into the needs of the future?  "  ...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Quantum Algorithms Via Linear Algebra

Announcing publication of our textbook with MIT Press By permission of Nataly Meerson, artist : source Richard Feynman had a knack for new ways of seeing. His Feynman...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Poaching off the Coast of Japan
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Poaching off the Coast of Japan

There has been an increase in squid poaching by North Korea out of Japanese territorial waters. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security...

Surveillance Cartoon
From Schneier on Security

Surveillance Cartoon

Funny....

Hershey Wants to Share Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Hershey Wants to Share Big Data

In Fortune:   " ... Hershey turns Kisses and Hugs into hard data ...   Hershey and its peers see data analysis from Palantir as an industrywide golden ticket......

Academia as an ‘anxiety machine’
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Academia as an ‘anxiety machine’

We learned recently of the suicide of Stefan Grimm, a successful professor at the prestigious Imperial College in London. Professors Grimm regularly published highly...

Hyperspecialization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Hyperspecialization

The recently mentioned concept of microservices led to a conversation with Jim Spohrer of the Cognitive Systems Institute.  He pointed me to a related idea of hyperspecialization...

Big Data Must Go Causal
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data Must Go Causal

Correspondent Stefan Conrady of Bayesialab writes about the need for big data to go causal.   I have been reading much about the topic recently  See theCausation...

Amazon Private Label Diapers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Private Label Diapers

In Retailwire: Amazon competing with major CPG.  Amazon has the consumer data to compete with Pampers.  Amazon has sold P&G products directly for years.   This"...

Service Sector Productivity
From The Eponymous Pickle

Service Sector Productivity

Productivity and competitiveness.  In McKinsey.   " ... Service-sector productivity largely determines a nation’s ability to compete in today’s global economy....

Real Time Medical Wearable Updates
From The Eponymous Pickle

Real Time Medical Wearable Updates

On wearable biosensors.  A continuation of additional data gathering sensors and the implications for the need for new analytics and the skills to apply them.  ...
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 Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
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Why is our community having such an anemic response to all of these major data breaches? What can we do …

HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
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One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by …

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
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