State of Technology #82
November 4, 2012
· (FREE) Crash Course on Creativity from Stanford, still signing-up
· How to get flyers pay attention to Air Safety Video?
· How do they (if) make money?
Performance Tools you need for your site – most can be run from browser
Why Coding Style Matters? “Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.”
Is it finally time for a “clock-free” design paradigm in chips?
“Software development proceeds from correctness to performance. After software works, we tune its heavily used parts to achieve the desired performance. Performance almost always depends on only a small part of the whole. Compare this to the situation in a clocked hardware design where each and every signal must arrive “on time,” even if it is rarely used. The tyranny of the clock wastes both engineering cost at design time and energy at runtime. What a needless waste!”
Are you solving the right problem? (PDF from HBR)
“In its search for a solution, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute framed the problem as one of “materials viscosity” rather than “oil cleanup” and used language that was not specific to petroleum industry. A chemist in the cement industry was awarded $20,000 for the solution.”
*** Tablet App Quality Checklist – from Android dev team
Wikipedia is nearing completion! There is only so much to write about Chartres Cathedral or Prague.
“The best elevator pitch doesn’t pitch your project. It pitches the meeting about your project. The best elevator pitch is true, stunning, brief and it leaves the listener eager (no, desperate) to hear the rest of it.” – No one ever bought anything on an elevator (Seth Godin)