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The world in 2020: A glimpse into the future
From Putting People First

The world in 2020: A glimpse into the future

Ten years ago we thought wireless was another word for radio, Peter Mandelson’s career was over

New Harry Lewis Opinion at HuffPo
From My Biased Coin

New Harry Lewis Opinion at HuffPo

Harry Lewis has a new opinion piece up at Huffington Post. The title,Larry Summers, Robert Rubin : Will The Harvard Shadow Elite Bankrupt The University And The...

FAQ's About Google Wave
From The Eponymous Pickle

FAQ's About Google Wave

Frequently asked questions about Google Wave. Very good. I have played with Google Wave a bit, and get the general idea, but not why it will make my life easier...

Shops Looking for You
From The Eponymous Pickle

Shops Looking for You

In Martin Lindstrom's newest newsletter, video of some of his views on what has come to be called augmented reality. Why Search For Shops When The Shops Cansign...

The Power Law of Terrorism
From Schneier on Security

The Power Law of Terrorism

Research result #1: "A Generalized Fission-Fusion Model for the Frequency of Severe Terrorist Attacks," by Aaron Clauset and Frederik W. Wiegel. Plot the number...

From Computational Complexity

Guest Post on ICS 2010 (2 of 3)

Innovations in Computer Science 2010 (post #2) Guest Post by Aaron Sterling This is the sequel to my previous post on ICS 2010, the new theoretical computer...

The New York Times on gestural interfaces
From Putting People First

The New York Times on gestural interfaces

The New York Times reports on “natural” gestural interfaces in an article entitled “Giving Electronic Commands With Body Language”: “In the coming months, the likes...

Kodu Game-Creation Tool for Kids Adapted for the PC
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Kodu Game-Creation Tool for Kids Adapted for the PC

I love Kodu and I’ve written about it before (my Kodu blog posts) and I am regularly asked “when can I get Kodu for the PCs in my classroom?” Well now there isKodu...

Computer Engineer Barbie?
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Computer Engineer Barbie?

Those wonderful people who bring you Barbie (remember the version that said “Math is hard?”) are collecting votes for Barbie's next career. There are five options...

The Comparative Risk of Terrorism
From Schneier on Security

The Comparative Risk of Terrorism

Good essay from the Wall Street Journal: It might be unrealistic to expect the average citizen to have a nuanced grasp of statistically based risk analysis, but...

Denmark Leads the way in Digital Care
From Putting People First

Denmark Leads the way in Digital Care

Using medical devices and notebook computers, Danish patients can see doctors without leaving home, and have the information automatically logged into electronic...

A MobileActive.org whitepaper on scaling mobile services for development
From Putting People First

A MobileActive.org whitepaper on scaling mobile services for development

Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org has published a whitepaper entitled “Scaling Mobile Services for Development: What Will It Take?”. The paper, originially commissioned...

Thoughts on a Minority Report Interface
From The Eponymous Pickle

Thoughts on a Minority Report Interface

A Minority Report Interface shown at CES. When I see Minority Report style gestural interfaces I wonder if this kind of interaction with jump the physical process...

Computer Engineer Barbie!
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computer Engineer Barbie!

Barbie has had over 120 careers!

Yahoo studies social science
From Putting People First

Yahoo studies social science

Yahoo Labs is beefing up its ranks of social scientists, adding highly credentialed cognitive psychologists, economists and ethnographers from top universities...

The bridge between cultures and design
From Putting People First

The bridge between cultures and design

Microsoft’s Joe Fletcher contributed an intriguing article on software UX in India and China on the ever more interesting Johnny Holland site: “Over roughly the...

The service design era
From Putting People First

The service design era

In a two-part series, Korea’s JoongAng Daily newspaper looks at the rise of service design and the notion that modern product designers need to look well beyond...

My Second CNN.com Essay on the Underwear Bomber
From Schneier on Security

My Second CNN.com Essay on the Underwear Bomber

This one is about our tendency to overreact to rare risks, and is an update of this 2007 essay. I think we should start calling them the "underpants of mass destruction...

Ten Companies to Collaborate around Insight
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ten Companies to Collaborate around Insight

From Research, an interesting concept, including competitors: ' ... Diageo, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft and Procter & Gamble are among 10 companies taking part...

Metro overtakes Tesco
From The Eponymous Pickle

Metro overtakes Tesco

Metro has overtaken Tesco as the word's second largest retailer in sales.
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