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Rethinking banking for the twenty-first century
From Putting People First

Rethinking banking for the twenty-first century

MIT Media Lab has set up a Center for Future Banking. I guess they have some work to do. “Researchers at the Center for Future Banking, in collaboration with Bank...

Time to Re-engage with DARPA
From CSDiary

Time to Re-engage with DARPA

The end of the Tether era at DARPA has generated a lot of speculation about Tether’s successor — though nothing yet that seems all that credible. But what about...

USACM Applauds Increased Investment in Research
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Applauds Increased Investment in Research

Today President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This legislation provides billions in funding intended to spur economic...

Universities challenged to power down for the
From insideHPC

Universities challenged to power down for the

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is organizing a challenge to encourage universities to “make a dent in pollution by powering down campus computers.” One...

Bull reports 2008 results, posts
From insideHPC

Bull reports 2008 results, posts

European HPC maker Bull reported its fiscal 2008 results on Friday, and probably popped a cork or two in the process. Revenues up, EBIT up, cash on hand up, and...

How the CSTA Elections Work
From Computer Science Teachers Association

How the CSTA Elections Work

It is election time for the CSTA Board of Directors. This year, the K-8 representative, two 9-12 representatives, the school district representative, the college...

The Fate of Expertise after Wikipedia
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Fate of Expertise after Wikipedia

Thoughtful article in Episteme on Wikipedia. Very good points about the differences of what mass collaboration produces vs that comes from typical editorial collaboration...

Jeffrey Sachs on the transformational power of mobile devices in Africa
From Putting People First

Jeffrey Sachs on the transformational power of mobile devices in Africa

Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development...

Link roundup from the weekend 14-15 February
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup from the weekend 14-15 February

What a CEO SHOULD Be Fascinating insight into JAL's CEO reveals an attitude all too lacking in western leadership - what in wartime is called "leading from the10...

Yochai Benkler on
From Putting People First

Yochai Benkler on

Yochai Benkler, who is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society,...

Grove Virtual Learning Center
From The Eponymous Pickle

Grove Virtual Learning Center

David Sibbet writes that Grove has established a virtual learning center in Second Life. The site includes descriptions and pictures. I can remember visitingDavid's...

Rackable announces Q4, posts loss for Q and
From insideHPC

Rackable announces Q4, posts loss for Q and

Rackable announced results for Q4 and fiscal 2008 on Friday, and it wasn’t good GAAP net loss per share from continuing operations was ($0.61) for the fourth quarter...

Terabit per second Ethernet may be
From insideHPC

Terabit per second Ethernet may be

From Ars Technica Researchers from Australia, Denmark, and China have combined efforts to show the feasibility of terabit-per-second Ethernet over fiber-optic cables...

ClearSpeed CEO resigns, company on hard
From insideHPC

ClearSpeed CEO resigns, company on hard

From a story at ElectronicsWeekly.com comes news that Tom Beese, the now former CEO of accelerator company ClearSpeed, has hit the bricks. Two weeks ago the company...

Penguin Releases Scyld Clusterware
From insideHPC

Penguin Releases Scyld Clusterware

From Penguin last week Penguin Computing today announced the immediate availability of the latest version of its high performance computing (HPC) cluster management...

US stimulus final makes investments in science,
From insideHPC

US stimulus final makes investments in science,

From a press release issued by CRA Members of the computing research community today praised Congress for passing an economic stimulus package that includes substantial...

A Smell Sensory Future
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Smell Sensory Future

Roger Dooley gives a good overview of the Whiff!: The Revolution of Scent Communications in the Information Age book by Russell Brumfield and James Goldney. I...

What is a 'Better Internet'?
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

What is a 'Better Internet'?

Ellen Zegura is Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She writes to us today in her role as chair of the NetSE Council...

Forthcoming Rosenfeld Media books
From Putting People First

Forthcoming Rosenfeld Media books

Rosenfeld Media, which is run by Lou Rosenfeld, publishes short, practical, and useful books and webinars on user experience design. Here are their forthcoming...

Do we need a new Internet?
From CERIAS Blog

Do we need a new Internet?

Short answer: " Almost certainly, no."   Longer answer: The blogosphere is abuzz with comments on John Markoff's Saturday NT Times piece, Do We Need a New Internet...
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