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Text to Speech Illegal?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Text to Speech Illegal?

Reading James Boyle's The Public Domain(review) has alerted me to copyright issues. The new Kindle has a text-to-speech capability that reads book text to you...

Planning Long-Term Growth
From The Eponymous Pickle

Planning Long-Term Growth

Change and GrowthSure, consumer spending is down and costs are up. But this is a company that is plotting where to build its production plants through 2015, not...

Updating the Library
From The Eponymous Pickle

Updating the Library

I visit our local library about twice a week. To get books I have transferred from branches and to browse. Today I watched as a librarian carefully helped aIn...

A Comment on the NY Times
From CSDiary

A Comment on the NY Times

Last week, the New York Times published an article by John Markoff, entitled, “Do We Need a New Internet?” I’ve written a brief commentary about this for the CCC...

Does Better Security Depend on a Better Internet?
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Does Better Security Depend on a Better Internet?

Last week the New York Times printed an article by John Markoff entitled, Do We Need a New Internet? In the article, Markoff states, “…there is a growing belief...

New Economy Engineering and Design
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Economy Engineering and Design

Am considering the New Economy Engineer. Interesting new site. Also in the same domain: The Entrepreneurial Engineer. Worlds can be engineered as well as designed...

Looking for Research Participants
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Looking for Research Participants

As the chair of CSTA's Professional Development Committee, I recently received a request from Mara Saeli, a PhD student at the University of Eindhoven (in the Netherlands)...

Bad JavaScript, no CVE for you!
From CERIAS Blog

Bad JavaScript, no CVE for you!

I'm flabbergasted to see Adobe release an advisory for a critical issue, using everything (BID & a "Vulnerability identifier") but a CVE identifier. I'm not surprised...

Wal-Mart Growth Animation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Growth Animation

In Visualizing Economics, an animation of the growth of Wal-Mart across the US over time. This would be good at shareholders meeting with music in the background...

Kenworth
From insideHPC

Kenworth

When one sees a large commercial truck roll down the highway, aerodynamic efficiency doesn’t usually come to mind.

How to keep innovating
From Putting People First

How to keep innovating

Microsoft Research Principal Scientist Bill Buxton outlines some counter-propositions to the idea of achieving mastery and the dogged pursuit of excellence: Always...

Book: Innovating for and by users
From Putting People First

Book: Innovating for and by users

Innovating for and by users Edited by Jo Pierson, Enid Mante-Meijer, Eug

Does UX still matter in tough economic times
From Putting People First

Does UX still matter in tough economic times

“Does UX still matter in tough economic times,” asks Temple University librarian Steven Bell on the blog “Designing Better Libraries”. “Promoting the user experience...

University of Louisville Buys IBM
From insideHPC

University of Louisville Buys IBM

HPCWire: The University of Louisville has announced the delivery of a new IBM supercomputer.

NIST Presents Research Status on Voting Systems
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NIST Presents Research Status on Voting Systems

In response to a request from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted research on six specific areas...

NMCAC and Dreamworks/Cerelink
From insideHPC

NMCAC and Dreamworks/Cerelink

The New Mexico Computing Applications Center has announced a collaboration with media firms DreamWorks Animation SKG and Cerelink DMG to explore the development...

Being Secure
From The Eponymous Pickle

Being Secure

Good straightforward piece on helping secure your online presence. Which has been on my mind lately.

Self-Employment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Self-Employment

Steve King looks at the current state of self-employment.

Manufacturers and Word of Mouth
From The Eponymous Pickle

Manufacturers and Word of Mouth

From Consumer Goods Technology: Manufacturers Underestimate Power of Word-of-Mouth. They overview a paper from Colloquy, which publishes research about market...

DecisionPower
From The Eponymous Pickle

DecisionPower

Ken Karakotsios of DecisionPower, a long time correspondent of mine is in the midst of putting together a blog about simulation topics. I will report on thatAdplanit...
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