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Tools for Teaching Adults to Program
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Tools for Teaching Adults to Program

We seem to be developing tools to teach younger and younger people to program. Kodu in theory is for students 8 and older but I know that some 6 and 7 years olds...

How To Fight ACTA
From Wild WebMink

How To Fight ACTA

Now that the US bills SOPA and PIPA have been put on ice, attention has returned to their parent, an international treaty called ACTA. I’ve written extensively...

Argus Insights : Product Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Argus Insights : Product Innovation

Brought to my attention by a client:  Argus Insights.  " ... Products that exceed user expectations win.  Very simply, delighted customers buy more.Companies that...

Real World Retail Analytics Using Kinect
From The Eponymous Pickle

Real World Retail Analytics Using Kinect

Just brought to my attention.  Shopperception:  "  ... The Kinect sensors allow us to bring new and exciting 3D spatial recognition tools to the market research...

The Failure of Two-Factor Authentication
From Schneier on Security

The Failure of Two-Factor Authentication

In 2005, I wrote an essay called "The Failure of Two-Factor Authentication," where I predicted that attackers would get around multi-factor authentication systems...

From Computational Complexity

Competition

A few people have asked me my opinions on Oded Goldreich's essay On Struggle and Competition in Scientific Fields. I read through Oded's essay I expected to highly...

Big CPG Ad Spenders Plan to Ease Back
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big CPG Ad Spenders Plan to Ease Back

In Ad Age. Detailed piece on the plans of Procter & Gamble and Unilever in ad spending. Some speculation but considerable useful information.

A New OSI For A New Decade
From Wild WebMink

A New OSI For A New Decade

OSI is changing, and you can help!

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 6
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 6

February 7 Markup: The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will review pending legislation, including a bill to amend the High Performance Computing Act...

Children
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Children

Late last month, Children’s Hospital Boston announced the launch of the CLARITY Challenge

Interaction 12: Keynote by Anthony Dunne
From Putting People First

Interaction 12: Keynote by Anthony Dunne

Ciara Taylor was also at Interaction 12 in Dublin and reports on the keynote talk by Anthony Dunne for Core77. “Interaction design and designing interactions… are...

Interaction 12: Day Three
From Putting People First

Interaction 12: Day Three

There was magic in the air on the final day of the Interactions 12 conference in Dublin, as a number of speakers drew the connections between magic and design,...

Interesting Links 6 February 2012
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 6 February 2012

I’m headed to Austin TX  today for the Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) conference. Hoping to see some old friends and meet some new friends. If youMrYongpradit...

A Model of Human Health Behavior Change
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Model of Human Health Behavior Change

We worked with Stanford  Professor BJ Fogg several times in the enterprise.   I am very late to discover this,  but he has created a new model of human behavior...

Samsung Gaming for Engagment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Samsung Gaming for Engagment

In the NYT:  Good general piece on gaming for brand engagement.  Mentioning the example of Samsung in some detail.  " ... Samsung is embracing a business trendThe...

IBM's Watson Changing Careers
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM's Watson Changing Careers

More indications that artificial intelligence, much promoted in the late 80s, is back again.    Based on the same kinds of rule-based,  certainty quantification...

Unilever Taps a Join the Dots Panel
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unilever Taps a Join the Dots Panel

Had not heard of this before, but from Research Live: Unilever is recruiting a new panel of shoppers to help 'shape the future' of its family of brands.

? Help OSI Transform
From Wild WebMink

? Help OSI Transform

As I explained at FOSDEM (blog post coming!), the Open Source Initiative is switching to a member-led governance. For that, it will need members. The OSI Board...

Home Robotics  and the Mint Claner
From The Eponymous Pickle

Home Robotics and the Mint Claner

I was involved with several projects in the enterprise that dealt about how cleaning products could be used in conjunction with home robotics.  We got some early...

Microsoft Research Unveils
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Microsoft Research Unveils

The following is a special contribution to this blog from Eric Horvitz, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research and member of the CCC Council, and Peter Lee...
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