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Monday, February 13, 2012 20:02 PM

Smart Technology, Dumb People

By Samuel Greengard It's nothing short of a paradox that the smarter we build computers and the better we build technology the dumber we seem to get. We've all heard stories of people driving the wrong wa....

Thursday, February 09, 2012 20:02 PM

Spell "F" for Education

By Samuel Greengard It takes only a glance at high school graduation rates to see how off-kilter things are in this country. The State of Oregon just reported that one-third of high school students failed....

Thursday, February 09, 2012 20:02 PM

A New Picture Emerges

By Samuel Greengard Basic economics tells us that what's rare is more valuable. A century ago, simply possessing a photograph of a person or an event was a remarkable thing. Any single photograph was some....

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 22:02 PM

The Cloud's Quantum Future

By Tim Moran Cloud computing is high on the list of IT issues to be dealt with in 2012--and beyond. Its impact on today's business decisions and strategies is prime fodder for articles, blogs, and resea....

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 19:01 PM

Next Steps on SOPA

When speaking last week about social media and such to the senior class at my daughter's high school, I began with the Wikipedia blackout and asked them what was up with that. "SOPA," responded the crowd.....

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 18:01 PM

Chinese Hackers Whack DOD Security

by Tim Moran Reports suggest that Chinese hackers have deployed a particularly nasty strain of malware, known as Sykipot, to effectively hijack the DOD and Windows smart card system used by government emp....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 19:01 PM

Good Riddance to the Textbook

By Samuel Greengard Apple sent ripples through the education and publishing worlds when it announced that it was looking to redefine the modern textbook. iBook Author could revolutionize the way schools a....

Monday, January 23, 2012 18:01 PM

Why It's Not Called Web Depot

By Samuel Greengard It's not difficult to spot minor glitches and shortcomings at almost any e-commerce site. But it's shocking to visit a major retailer's site and experience functionality that works mor....

Friday, January 20, 2012 19:01 PM

Second Amendment Meets First Amendment

While waxing nostalgic and looking for the roots of the rebellion against SOPA and PIPA I found a relevant bit of paleoblog navel-gazing come true. From 2003, as the power of social tools -- preached by p....

Friday, January 20, 2012 19:01 PM

Second Amendment Meets First Amendment

While waxing nostalgic and looking for the roots of the rebellion against SOPA and PIPA I found a relevant bit of paleoblog navel-gazing come true. From 2003, as the power of social tools -- preached by p....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 18:01 PM

Ten Years Gone: Hollywood vs the Web

SOPA and PIPA may be bad news, but they aren't really fresh news. Back in 2002, the equation already had been worked out: Hollywood money + Congressional cluelessness = flawed legislation The issue at t....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 18:01 PM

Coding Playoffs Feature Dueling AIs

by Tim Moran Hard on the heels of college bowl season comes the International Collegiate Programming Finals, a competition that promises "All the excitement of March Madness, without the sweat!" Sponsor....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 21:01 PM

Alone Together on the Web

By Samuel Greengard I'm sitting in a Starbucks in my hometown of West Linn Oregon typing out this blog. There's nothing remarkable about that. These days, we're all wired in from everywhere. I've posted t....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 23:01 PM

Facebook is Not the Web

Big BJ Barnes, the longtime sheriff of Guilford County, NC, looks like a southern lawman out of a bad old movie, but he's really smart and effective and seems likely to get reelected in this urbanized patc....

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 18:01 PM

Making Big Data Knowable

How will we ever make sense of scientific topics that are too big to know? The short answer: by transforming what it means to know something scientifically. An excerpt from David Weinberger's new book, Too....