Monthly Archives: April 2012

On Programming

“If you give someone a program, you will frustrate them for a day; if you teach them how to program, you will frustrate them for a lifetime.” via  Nerds on Wall Street Tweet

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‘Tis a Gift to be Simple

Simple is better than complex. Cheap is better than expensive. Explicit is better than opaque. Purpose is more important than process. Insight is more important than precision. Understanding is more important than technique. Think more, work less. – From Data … Continue reading

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WebApps will disrupt Apple’s App dominance

  I have a bone to pick with Apple’s App store. Why do all the app developers need to pay a 30% fee to the device and OS developer? PC software makers never had to send 30% of their price … Continue reading

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Cloud is getting cheap and boring

Cloud is getting cheap and boring: It’s about time says Nodeable blog, citing new Windows Azure price points:  “Windows Azure Extra Small Compute has been reduced by 50% ($.04 to .$02)” This compares with Amazon small ECU spot price of … Continue reading

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Careers, Startups and the Future of Work

I haven’t yet read Reid Hoffman’s The Start-Up of You, but I already agree with his premise. He sees similarities between careers and startups in terms of what it takes to succeed, and advises: Treat yourself as a ‘permanent beta’; … Continue reading

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StartupStats – Moneyball for startups

The “moneyball” meme is getting a lot of mileage, as well it should in the age of Big Data. StartupStats is Using AngelList Data and Twitter Noise To See Which Startups Are Worth Talking About, using detailed data. What used … Continue reading

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Robots in Space

Candidates in Orbit by PJ O’Rourke laments the lack of vision when it comes to space policy from either side of the aisle. After an engineer states that Obama will “kill the manned space program”, he asks: Then the engineer … Continue reading

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Educational reform is dead, we need Agile Schools

Educational reform as we know it will die says Steve Peha. He makes the case that the reforms of the past few decades – testing, curriculum standards, etc. – have not make a difference, and that technology products themselves haven’t … Continue reading

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