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Learning Programming

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Here are a few suggestions if you want to learn to program, especially if you are a student. The first programming language you learn should be fun. It should be something that is easy to learn, easy to create things with, easy to iterate and does not dumb you down. This language should help you […]

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Unanticipated Collisions

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How we create the new from Dancing About Architecture. We create the new not generally through some mad moment of inspiration in fictionalised accounts of ancient Greeks in baths (though the conditions for this can be forced into existence), but by putting things together that do not normally go together; from taking disciplines (or curriculum areas) […]

Information, Intelligence, Knowledge

A Blog Worth Reading

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From @sharads tweet, I discovered JP’s blog. I would like to share a couple of snippets from his About This Blog page. I believe that Moore’s Law and Metcalfe’s Law and Gilder’s Law have created an environment where it is finally possible to demonstrate the value of information technology in simple terms rather than by […]

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Most Popular Tech Jobs in 2013 According to LinkedIn

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LinkedIn Analysis of job activity in 2013. LinkedIn took a look at the skills and employment history of over 259 million members to determine what the most popular skills were this year. Based off new jobs added by people with select skills and recruiter search activity, the company found that social media marketing led the […]

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LinkLog: Internet – An Engine of Convenience

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From Twitter founder Ev Williams the internet is “a giant machine designed to give people what they want.” It’s not a utopia. It’s not magical. It’s simply an engine of convenience. Those who can tune that engine well — who solve basic human problems with greater speed and simplicity than those who came before — […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Inspired by A Bot

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Can you fall in love with a bot? I know that you can certainly be fascinated by one. I was, when I first encountered AliceBot, several years ago. But here is a fascinating story shared on AIZone (a forum to discuss AI bots) by Richard Wallace On the Online Origins of the Film The initial idea […]

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Cool Ideas: Trial Week

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I was pretty impressed by this hiring secret. People are often surprised when they hear about trial week, but to us it makes a lot of sense. It’s hard to tell from a few hours of conversation what someone is really like or how good she is at her job. And it’s hard for a […]