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Reinventing Discovery
From Michael Nielsen

Reinventing Discovery

I’m very excited to say that my new book, “Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science”, has just been released! As regular readers of this blog know...

Viewing Assortment Optimization Through Shopper Decision Trees
From The Eponymous Pickle

Viewing Assortment Optimization Through Shopper Decision Trees

I was asked to take a look at DemandTec's new site and provide some commentary on the redesign  and their approaches.  I went quickly to assortment choices and "...

First Person:
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

First Person:

Editor’s note: As we’ve

Whats Holding You Back?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Whats Holding You Back?

Mark Montgomery of Kyield  posts a good review of Robert Herbold's new book: Whats Holding You Back?   Herbold is the former Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft...

Vision Improving App
From The Eponymous Pickle

Vision Improving App

A smartphone App that improves vision.   No review on its practicality.   " ....  Polat's software trains users to detect patterns called Gabor patches - blurry...

Smellit: Remotely Generating Smells
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smellit: Remotely Generating Smells

The remote digital delivery of smells and even fragrances was something we experimented with.   The intention was to be able to dial up an aroma at the shelf and...

Submissions, A Comparison
From My Biased Coin

Submissions, A Comparison

I just got my set of NSDI papers to review, and have been looking them over.One thing that immediately strikes me as I give them a first quick pass is how nice...

Mindsign and 3D Ads
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mindsign and 3D Ads

In ReadWriteWeb:Mindsign uses fMRI to analyze Cooliris ads with neuromarketing methods. So what do they get from it?

Retailer Innovation in China
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retailer Innovation in China

MJ Perry about Innovation in China.   Where he quotes:  WSJ Asia Technology article "China Frets: Innovators Stymied Here"  ... How likely is it?   Our own experience...

Hanlon's Razor
From The Eponymous Pickle

Hanlon's Razor

Some reading reminded me of the principle of Hanlon's razor:  Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.  ... Though I recall this...

? Donating Money To Open Source
From Wild WebMink

? Donating Money To Open Source

My short article about the best ways to support an open source project financially is now available from the Essays page.

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

We’ve talked about the notion of hypercriticality

Ada Lovelace Day: Natalia
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Ada Lovelace Day: Natalia

I participate in Ada Lovelace Day every year by blogging about my tech heroines.  This year, I had a really hard time deciding who to honour because there are so...

Friday Squid Blogging: Hundreds of Squid Wash Up on Southern California Beaches
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Hundreds of Squid Wash Up on Southern California Beaches

Humboldt squid are washing up on beaches across Southern California. Seems like it's no big deal; the squid just swam too close to shore.

Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote?

In the Sunday NYT.    A breezy look at those old style sources of more information.   I like the presence of more information.   I prefer hyperlinks, but they only...

InferX
From The Eponymous Pickle

InferX

I had the opportunity to talk to InferX yesterday.  A company that uses distributed data mining techniques to work on business analysis and fraud problems.  From...

On Indoor GPS
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Indoor GPS

I looked at this topic for location applications in retail, and I see this article in Emerging Technology on a number of vendors in the area.  I know there areZuluTime...

Business of Certainty
From The Eponymous Pickle

Business of Certainty

In Fast Company:" ... Foresight Is 20/20: Predictive Analytics And The Business Of Certainty ...  Want to make really smart decisions for your company? It's simple...

ThinkVine and Marketing Mix Modeling
From The Eponymous Pickle

ThinkVine and Marketing Mix Modeling

Local company ThinkVine, who I worked with in the Enterprise, sends along this press release on marketing mix technologies.   Excellent work.  Note the mentionThinkVine...

Security Seals on Voting Machines
From Schneier on Security

Security Seals on Voting Machines

Related to this blog post from Wednesday, here's a paper that looks at security seals on voting machines. Andrew W. Appel, "Security Seals on Voting Machines:...
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