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Technology for more than one language, please
From Putting People First

Technology for more than one language, please

Technological tools are not made for people who speak more than one language, and there are many of us: immigrants, travellers, polyglots, emerging market facilitators...

Book: Human-Computer Interaction
From Putting People First

Book: Human-Computer Interaction

Human-Computer Interaction: Development Process (Series: Human Factors and Ergonomics) by Andrew Sears and Julie A. Jacko (Editors) CRC Press, March 2, 2009 Hardcover...

Smalltalk-like Message Passing in JavaScript
From Return 42;

Smalltalk-like Message Passing in JavaScript

Every time I am programming something in Objective-C, I just love the way the languages makes use of Smalltalk-like message passing. Also being able to send messages...

Creating one
From Putting People First

Creating one

Tyler Cowen (Wikipedia), a professor of economics at George Mason University, has written a thought-provoking piece for Fast Company, that is many ways highly complementary...

Other cybersecurity legislation in the U.S.
From CERIAS Blog

Other cybersecurity legislation in the U.S.

In response to my last post, several people have pointed out to me some other initiatives before Congress. Here are some brief comments on a few of them, basedThomas...

Social Network for Researchers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Network for Researchers

Will Science 2.0 methods like these eliminate the need for research papers?

Orwellian act Removes Orwell Books
From The Eponymous Pickle

Orwellian act Removes Orwell Books

Apparently a number of electronic books were removed remotely from Kindle book readers after they were bought and paid for. Included Orwell titles. Thats an advantage...

Determinants of faculty research productivity
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Determinants of faculty research productivity

Should you hire Ph.D. graduates from top schools in your country? Maybe not: The present analysis however dispels the notion that graduates of high-status doctoral...

Design ethnography: strategy for visual communications
From Putting People First

Design ethnography: strategy for visual communications

Design ethnography: strategy for visual communications Leslie MacNeil Weber 2009 Graduate Thesis University of Washington Ethnography, a field of anthropological...

Financial Times podcasts on connected lives
From Putting People First

Financial Times podcasts on connected lives

The Financial Times analyses the implications of a connected planet in this series of roundtable discussions. Connected Lives: the debate – Part 1 Three experts...

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - July 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 7)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - July 2009 (Vol. 52, No. 7)

Here are some items in the July issue of Communications of the ACM that have policy relevance. As always, much of the content in CACM is premium content, and free...

In Defense Of Recall
From The Noisy Channel

In Defense Of Recall


Second Leadership Cohort Workshop
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Second Leadership Cohort Workshop

We just finished up a trip to Chicago for the second Leadership Cohort workshop. Going back for the second time help us to solidify many of the ideas that we put...

Futures 2.0: rethinking the discipline
From Putting People First

Futures 2.0: rethinking the discipline

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang of The Institute for the Future has been working recently on a think-piece on what futures would look like if it started now: “If instead...

A few things American academics should know
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

A few things American academics should know

I sometimes get annoyed at Americans who seem to think that the rest of the world is modeled after them. Here are some things many American academics seem to take...

What FriendFeed got wrong
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

What FriendFeed got wrong

Don’t you feel sometimes like your brain is running out of storage space? Myself, I am very forgetful. I always seek new tools to extend my brain. FriendFeed is...

Power in People
From Putting People First

Power in People

The [UK] Government’s drive to reform public services by giving more power back to the citizen was accelerated yesterday, with the publication of a new study of...

Re-framing the problem: social interaction design
From Putting People First

Re-framing the problem: social interaction design

Social media expert and social interaction theorist Adrian Chan describes on Johnny Holland on what he means with ’social interaction design’ and on the role of...

Converting those who have no desire to be converted
From Putting People First

Converting those who have no desire to be converted

80% of the transactions of the UK Government are done with the bottom 25% of society and migrating services online offers great cost savings. Yet, 17 million Britons...

Extracting Knowledge from the Web
From The Eponymous Pickle

Extracting Knowledge from the Web

In the enterprise we discovered how difficult it was to construct all the rules to provide the capabilities required for even a narrow slice of corporate knowledge...
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