Charlie Stross’s keynote talk talk: technology 100 years ago and 20 years into the future – compare and contrast transportation technology with information technology.
June 30, 2014
June 27, 2014
People are motivated by the sense that they are building something. What they’re building does not seem to be particularly important.
What does seem to matter is that people have a consistent sense that each problem they solve somehow “builds on” the set of problems they have solved in the past. With this “sense of meaning” intact, people will happily work very hard so long as their other basic needs are taken care of.
Without the “sense of meaning,” no amount of coercion or money will get people to solve problems in a creative fashion.
- “The Disruption Machine What the gospel of innovation gets wrong” http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/06/23/140623fa_fact_lepore
- http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2014/5/26/the-internet-of-things – how you won’t know how many processors and networked devices (wired and wireless) you own
June 2, 2014
- The week of the brogrammer: Why bro-shaming won’t fix tech’s sexism problem
- Google Is Even More White and Male Than You Thought — and So Is Everyone Who’s Writing About It – still better than House Republicans and the media (30% Asian)
- 9 Myths About Agile
- GSM Whitespaces: An Opportunity for Rural Cellular Service
- Range Networks: Cell Networks Simplified and Open for Innovation
- Papilio DUO: Arduino-Compatible MCU + FPGA + Drag-&-Drop Circuit Creation – another cool Kickstarter project. Wish it was the Arduino-compatible ARM microcontroller though
May 30, 2014
March 4, 2014
February 25, 2014
January 31, 2014
January 24, 2014
When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, [...]
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages – I always felt the culture was a bit exploitative, but I underestimated the power of greed concentrated into a few individuals.
- Financial Crisis of 2008 – - IEEE Consultants – ‘The speaker, Samir Padalkar, will take a quick look at some often-debated basics of the 2008 financial crisis including causes, financial products and the role of various players; banks, insurers, rating agencies, Fannie – Freddie and the Federal Reserve. He will compare the 2008 crisis with the Internet Bubble. Finally, he will describe the current state of affairs including Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule & Too Big to Fail.’
- The late, great 8-hour workday
- Vivek Wadhwa: Keeping Women in the Tech Workforce
- Why business schools charge so much and pay their teachers so little
- Great Companies Don’t Have an Exit Strategy
- The Emerging Technologies Shaping Future 5G Networks : ‘The fifth generation of mobile communications technology will see the end of the “cell” as the fundamental building block of communication networks.’
- Eero Saarinen’s Bell Labs, Now Devoid of Life
November 15, 2013
- OpenBTS: An open-source GSM/SIP gateway that converts 2G GSM into standard VoIP protocols.
- FreeSWITCH: An open-source PBX/SIP Switch that routes all SIP traffic in the network.
- smqueue: An open-source Short Message Service Center (SMSC) that routes SMS messages.
- sipauthserve: An open-source Home Location Register (HLR) that maintains the Subscriber Registry (SR)
- Why an Open GSM Network and the future of Open Telecommunications
- Open Hardware Summit 2011 Break Out Sessions – Open Hardware in Voice Telecommunications