State of Technology Last Week -#5
April 1, 2011
- App analyzes your social networking feeds and publishes the “geo-locational information”. Creepy? That’s the name of it.
- Kindle killer? Flipbook is made of fine paper and already a “rage” in Holland.
- James Gosling is joining Google
#architecture – It may be a bit late to know, but Digg came out with its fully blown architecture.
#code – See Peter Norvig’s “Sudoku Solver” converted from Python to Clojure. Norvig still wins on performance for hardest puzzles.
#design – MIT Media Lab’s ‘Brilliant New’ Logo has 40,000 permutations – “dynamism is a embryonic concept in identity design nowadays”
#essay – “Can Imagination be taught” – Stanford’s latest issue on David Kelly’s d.school
#mobile – Ways Mobile Sites are Different from Desktop Web Sites – with side by side comparison of mainline and mobile sites. e.g., breadcrumbs are rare on Mobile sites, and “horizontal navigation” should be rarer
#social – Only 8% CEOs are active on Twitter and five companies that really “get” social media
#tool – Build a fancy home theater PC yourself – all in $420
#tweaks n’ hacks – Bring out the code-breaker in you for a good cause. Help FBI solve a murder mystery by decrypting code.
#parting_thought – “You could tell three things about Bill Gates pretty quickly. He was really smart. He was really competitive; he wanted to show you how smart he was.”
– Paul Allen in his to be published memoir “Idea Man”