State of Technology -#13
June 17, 2011 3 Comments
- Google’s software technologies are ‘ancient, creaking dinosaurs’, hasn’t changed much for over a decade? So claims a departing key member of Google Wave.
- Too old for Tech? IBM on itself turning 100 this week.
- Too young for Tech? 15 year old Seattle high school student sells startup to Activestate
#architecture – In line of Khan Academy, ‘Quantum Computing for the Determined’ is an excellent series of 22 short videos
#code – Functional Programming – HowTo
#design – 99% Conference 2011 – Key Insights into Idea Execution — “Technology is part of every problem, and every solution.” “If you’re not being told you’re crazy, you’re not thinking big enough.”
#essay – Larry Sanger, who started WikiPedia, analyzes whether there is a ‘new geek intellectualism’? Have people started thinking that literature, philosophy, articulation, or formal education is not necessary?
#mobile – Best technical analysis of Andriod, ever – ‘ABS: The Guts of Android’
#saas – Classification of HTTP-based APIs and effect on performance, cost, simplicity
#tool – All you ever want to know about DNS, from a UX magazine
#tweaks n’ hacks – ‘Why do C++ folks make things so complicated?’
- ‘Out of the mobile box’ thinking – Turning receipts into ‘paper apps’
- Missing the ‘old internet’? TeleHack will help
#parting_thought – ‘Some great ideas work spectacularly the first time around, handsomely rewarding the original entrepreneurs. Others fail or flounder initially, sometimes multiple times, before a combination of the right entrepreneur and the right market and technology conditions unlocks their true potential.’
– John O’Farrell, General Partner at Andressen Horrowitz