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Book reviews of The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling
From Putting People First

Book reviews of The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling’s new science fiction novel The Caryatids is out and is collecting its first reviews. Here are the ones I found so far: Cory Doctorow - Boing Boing...

Media literacy and social action in a post-Pokemon world
From Putting People First

Media literacy and social action in a post-Pokemon world

Cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito has posted a rough transcript of her (quite long) keynote address at the 51st NFAIS Annual Conference. “If I were to pick one thing...

Microsoft
From Putting People First

Microsoft

A new video from Microsoft shows in an elegant, if utopian way, what it might look like if all of those gadgets came together several years hence. Ina Fried of...

Nissan interaction design team suffers to make future cars simple and painless
From Putting People First

Nissan interaction design team suffers to make future cars simple and painless

With the help of a proprietary “ageing suit” that mimics the mobility and faculties of an elderly driver, interaction designers at Nissan Design Center were able...

Web 2.0: a magic Ponzi scheme from a demon haunted world
From Putting People First

Web 2.0: a magic Ponzi scheme from a demon haunted world

Bruce Sterling keynoted last week on “The Short but Glorious Life of Web 2.0 and What Comes Afterward” at Webstock in Wellington. No video is (yet) available, but...

Primates on Facebook
From Putting People First

Primates on Facebook

The Economist calls in primatologists to better understand the limits of Facebook: “Perhaps additional friends are not free. Primatologists call at least some of...

Two upcoming European conferences
From Putting People First

Two upcoming European conferences

IRealize Turin, Italy 9-10 June 2009 It’s still early days for this conference that presents itself as “two days aimed at identifying unsolved problems, suggesting...

Advocacy Action in Ohio
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Advocacy Action in Ohio

Ohio is on the move, or at least we would like to think so. During the eTech State Technology Conference in February we were able to present four sessions on...

Link round-up for 26th & 27th February
From Wild WebMink

Link round-up for 26th & 27th February

Music industry's Irish ISP shakedown letter leaked This is the way things work these days. The Irish music industry association IRMA is afraid to sue its customers...

Clever Digital Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Clever Digital Marketing

HardKnoxLife demonstrates a bit of digital marketing from GE that combines a single printed page, the camera on your PC and some 3D modeling to show you how clever...

Package Unseen
From The Eponymous Pickle

Package Unseen

A new blog that looks to be interesting:The Package UnseenObservations about package design, culture, and context ... ' About the Author, Richard Shear.-

Agent-Based Complexity Models
From The Eponymous Pickle

Agent-Based Complexity Models

For a request I dug out this article on some work I was involved in a number of years ago, then remembered that I had never posted it here. It is about solving...

UAH Partnering with
From insideHPC

UAH Partnering with

The University of Alabama Huntsville has announced a new partnership with Oak Ridge National Lab.

OSC boosts bioscience with super
From insideHPC

OSC boosts bioscience with super

OSC announced yesterday that they are expanding their IBM Cluster 1350 to add more capacity to the center’s support for state bioscience efforts The Ohio Supercomputer...

Express Parallelism, Don
From insideHPC

Express Parallelism, Don

Provocative title from an article at DevX.com For example, it’s very tempting to use the operating system’s native threading library directly on a multicore platform...

Comparing Cilk++ and
From insideHPC

Comparing Cilk++ and

Multicoreinfo.com points us to an article at Cilk Arts comparing some of the differences between their parallel environment, Cilk++, and OpenMP If your code looks...

Think Like a Startup
From The Eponymous Pickle

Think Like a Startup

I have heard this suggestion many times in the large enterprise. Usually more like: 'What would you invest in if this was your own money?'. Though that was directed...

Alice Sells Toilet Paper
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alice Sells Toilet Paper

Was just pointed to a private beta called Alice. The site appears to want to sell common CPG products at some discount via subscription with free delivery. Using...

Finding Your Customers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Finding Your Customers

Good basic outline about how to find your customers while social networking.

See you at CeBIT?
From Wild WebMink

See you at CeBIT?

Next week is CeBIT, the monster IT trade show that has outlived COMDEX and all the others. Held in Hannover in Germany, it is an exhibition of staggering proportions...
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