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Technology is Making Life Harder for Spies
From Schneier on Security

Technology is Making Life Harder for Spies

An article from The Economist makes a point that I have been thinking about for a while: the modern technology makes life harder for spies, not easier. It used...

Interesting Links July 26 2010
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links July 26 2010

I sure have been traveling a lot lately. I spent the early part of last week at Stevens Institute of Technology talking about user interface design and creating...

About Apps
From The Eponymous Pickle

About Apps

In Design Mind, a short infographic-style piece on the current world of Apps, their history and current world. Instantly out of date, but some very useful and sometimes...

Wiki Writing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wiki Writing

Still very interested in the subject of how knowledge can be effectively and collaboratively shared. There seems to have been less on the topic written lately...

Cloud Call Tomorrow
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cloud Call Tomorrow

Always interesing Jerry Michalski call tomorrow: (this page containing all rich links) ... I plan to be on the call. " ... If you're not fond of the term "Web 2...

Summer Pleasure Reading
From The Eponymous Pickle

Summer Pleasure Reading

Just back from the beach. Part of my reading reading there: How Pleasure Works, The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. by Yale Prof Paul Bloom. The Amazon...

Wal-Mart Tests Item-Level RFID
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Tests Item-Level RFID

As early as 2000 we were positioning RFID tags to soon replace barcodes for item level identification. I gave presentations to many hundreds of innovation space...

SIGIR 2010: Day 3 Industry Track Keynotes
From The Noisy Channel

SIGIR 2010: Day 3 Industry Track Keynotes

When I organized the SIGIR 2009 Industry Track last year, my goal was to meet the standard set by the CIKM 2008 Industry Event: a compelling set of presentations...

Global Facebook Usage
From The Eponymous Pickle

Global Facebook Usage

An interactive Tableau map that represents global Facebook usage. From ReadwriteWeb.

Very Cheap Touch Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Very Cheap Touch Computing

Further move toward the commoditization of touch computing, a report of an approximate $35 touchscreen device from India. Like the $100 laptop, the ultimate availability...

New Gestural Interaction System
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Gestural Interaction System

In CACM: Note in particular the ability to support multiple users. " ... Fraunhofer FIT has developed a next generation touch system that enables users to interact...

Synthetic Organism Breakthrough
From The Eponymous Pickle

Synthetic Organism Breakthrough

A breakthrough in synthetic organism? The consequences?

Friday Squid Blogging: Squidbillies
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squidbillies

Where do these TV shows come from? Follows the adventures of the Cuylers, an impoverished and dysfunctional family of anthropomorphic, air-breathing, redneck squids...

Mental Models: What's In Our Heads?
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Mental Models: What's In Our Heads?

Yesterday I saw a video of Bj

<i>The Washington Post</i> on the U.S. Intelligence Industry
From Schneier on Security

The Washington Post on the U.S. Intelligence Industry

The Washington Post has published a phenomenal piece of investigative journalism: a long, detailed, and very interesting expose on the U.S. intelligence industry...

Useful Science Rules in Context
From The Eponymous Pickle

Useful Science Rules in Context

In Language Log: A couple of 'rules of thumb' are repeated that I had heard of long ago that I have found to be useful. They were promoted by (legitimate) Nobel...

Taking co-production into the mainstream
From Putting People First

Taking co-production into the mainstream

The conventional public services delivery model does not address underlying problems that lead many to rely on public services and thus carries the seeds of its...

Light Bulbs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Light Bulbs

A light bulb drawn over someone's head signifies creativity. Is it also the case that a light bulb can increase creativity?

Internet Worm Targets SCADA
From Schneier on Security

Internet Worm Targets SCADA

Stuxnet is a new Internet worm that specifically targets Siemens WinCC SCADA systems: used to control production at industrial plants such as oil rigs, refineries...

IPhone Style Kiosk: Utiqueshop
From The Eponymous Pickle

IPhone Style Kiosk: Utiqueshop

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing a demonstration of an impressive and engaging wall-mounted kiosk from a company called Utiqueshop. Spoke to theira...
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