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A Computer Science Honor Society: Is it Worth the Work??
From Computer Science Teachers Association

A Computer Science Honor Society: Is it Worth the Work??

Over the last couple of years, the question of whether CSTA should initiate an honor society for high school computer science students has been raised a number...

Buyology Inc Starts Up
From The Eponymous Pickle

Buyology Inc Starts Up

Buyology Inc, an outgrowth and consulting extension of Martin Lindstrom's Neuromarketing work is now up and running. Their new web site has lots more information...

Lula's Free Java Ring
From Wild WebMink

Lula's Free Java Ring

The Brazilian economy is powered by the Java platform - even their new Free digital TV standard uses it. They took the decision to use Java for so much in partjoined...

1001 Inventions
From The Eponymous Pickle

1001 Inventions

Came upon an interesting book at the library. Libraries are still of value, they provide an alternate random encounter model for discovery. 1001 Inventions that...

Optimization in the Enterprise
From The Eponymous Pickle

Optimization in the Enterprise

For many years my specialization in the enterprise was to optimize systems. We used many packages, up to including ones that dealt with very large problems ofLindo...

Design ethnography and mood maps
From Putting People First

Design ethnography and mood maps

Will Evans, principal, experience design for Twin Technologies, writes in a somewhat rambling post about the value of mood maps to document and map the emotional...

Digital diaries
From Putting People First

Digital diaries

Celine Perin, design researcher at frog design, describes on Use8 what digital diaries are, and why this a great methodology for interactive, international user...

The future of money
From Putting People First

The future of money

Stowe Boyd, an internationally recognised authority on social applications and their impact on business, media, and society, launched a new interview series examining...

Wind Telecom and Netezza
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wind Telecom and Netezza

Press release about WIND Telecom and Netezza. ' ... The Netezza system was specified and installed by Netezza partner ICare, a local data warehousing and BI specialist...

Digital Barbarism?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Digital Barbarism?

Reading Mark Helprin's Digital Barbarism: A Writer's Manifesto. A good contrast to previously reviewed The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, by...

links for 2009-07-04
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-07-04

Fences in the ether: Brazil's proposed Internet laws Great analysis of the folly of the laws proposed in Brazil that makes President...

Taking Time Off
From The Noisy Channel

Taking Time Off


Claytronics, Cars, and Princess Leia?
From CSDiary

Claytronics, Cars, and Princess Leia?

Like any research project at CMU Computer Science, the CMU-Intel Claytronics Project publishes lots of papers in research conferences and journals. The project...

On Neuromarketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Neuromarketing

Bruce Hall on NeuromarketingMakes the point that this adds to the existing rationally-directed methods, but not that NM can add a deeper and more complete dimension...

Column stores and row stores: should you care?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Column stores and row stores: should you care?

Most database users row-oriented databases such as Oracle or MySQL. In such engines, the data is organized by rows.

SEO Analysis Using Data Visualization
From The Eponymous Pickle

SEO Analysis Using Data Visualization

Nice little case study:SEO Keyword Analysis: How to Use Data Visualization to Make it Quick and Easy by Niels Hoven Do-it-yourself keyword strategy for under $10...

The other side of the table: Scott Aaronson
From Return 42;

The other side of the table: Scott Aaronson

It is time for the next one. This time we feature the open question of Scott Aaronson.Since 2007 Scott Aaronson is a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering...

The Wild World of SIGMOD
From The Noisy Channel

The Wild World of SIGMOD


Is collaboration correlated with productivity?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Is collaboration correlated with productivity?

Apparently, it is prestigious to write research papers with people from other countries. Funding agencies routinely favor collaboration between different

Interview with the director of UX of the New York Times
From Putting People First

Interview with the director of UX of the New York Times

Vicky Teinaki talked to Alex Wright, Director of User Experience at The New York Times, and author of Glut, a book on the history of information architecture from...
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