State of Technology #42
January 22, 2012
- #CES2012 How, and why, you may soon be running Windows 7 on iPad
- ‘Write or Die’ – app ‘that forces you to write by providing consequences for distraction and procrastination.’
- Five.sentenc.es – Policy that all email responses will be five sentences or less
#architecture – ‘What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics’ insights are almost fully portable to ‘understanding of advanced technologies and how it work’
- Responsive – ‘You can answer many seemingly difficult questions quickly’
- Confidence – ‘You are often confident that something is true long before you have an airtight proof’
- Assurance – ‘You are comfortable with feeling like you have no deep understanding of the problem’
- Structured – ‘Your intuitive thinking about a problem is productive and usefully structured’
- Analogize – ‘When trying to understand a new thing, you automatically focus on very simple examples’
#design – 5 Most Insightful Lessons from Interaction Design’s success in 2011
#essay – 9 Common Mistakes in Difficult Conversations
#mobile – Google now has Android ‘Design Central’ for developers.
#saas – Why most ‘Choose the most difficult password’ policies are mostly bunk and overlook the scariest attacks
#social – *** Secrets behind Apple’s Most famous Icons – e.g., iPod “Artists” logo is a silhouette of Bono.
#tool – 8 of the ‘Best of CES 2012’ Technologies – Gorilla Glass covered!
- Most amusing images from SOPA Blackout
- Ergonomic Risks of Touch Screen
- For frequent travelers – how to defend your digital privacy at the U.S. border
#parting_thought – ‘Three orders of magnitude in machine speed. and three orders of magnitude in algorithmic speed add up to six orders of magnitude in solving power. A model that might have taken a year to solve 10 years ago can now solve in less than 30 seconds.’ – In pursuit of the Traveling Salesman