State of Technology -#6
April 8, 2011
- DriveNow – ZipCar equivalent from BMW
- NASA Cyber Security report — ‘inadequate practices expose NASA..to CyberAttack’
- Google Talk Guru – trying to pass Turing Test
- Travelling Salesman problem – New cab-calling app in San Francisco solves by you paying 40% more for cab!
#architecture – How a ‘rapidly growing site’ – Posterous – optimize cache performance
#code – What are the best CS books for ‘self-taught’ programmers. Isn’t it amazing to realize one can finish the entire MIT courseware – free, right from home – ‘set yourself a timetable and weekly schedule, just like in UNI (ie. every Saturday plus Tuesday and Thursday nights) and work through’
#design – “Design Essentials for Developers” (PPT) was one of the highest rated presentations in the just concluded Web 2.0 Expo in SF
#essay – How Great Entrepreneurs Think – researchers arrive at ‘effectual reasoning’ – ability to brilliantly improvise without setting concrete goals. In contrast, corporate executives use ‘causal reasoning’ – start from a fixed goal.
#mobile – Mobile Boilerplate is a ‘Best Practice Baseline for your Mobile App’ with “wow factors” like HTML5 offline caching, cross-platform compatibility
#tweaks n’ hacks – A “Binary Low Table” for your living room?
- Map of the Internet, 2011
#parting_thought – ‘The new media and technologies by which we amplify and extend ourselves constitute a huge collective surgery carried out on the social body with complete disregard for antiseptics.’ – Marshall McLuhan