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Four Crowdsourcing Lessons

For a lot of geeks, the most interesting part of the British parliamentary expenses scandal has been the way people like Simon Willison have leveraged the we...
June 29, 2009

Mondays This Fall

We have a green light! As I hinted back in May, I’m going to run my consulting course this fall (CSC490 for undergrads, CSC2125 for grad students), but with...
June 25, 2009

Buckaroo Banzai vs. Search & Replace

Back when I was as old as my students are now, I daydreamed about being a better-looking Buckaroo Banzai: rock star, brain surgeon, and all-around hero. The...
June 24, 2009