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Recent posts

Where The Puck Is Going To Be (Part 91)

Good article by Jon Udell on “Overcoming data friction”. One of the projects in my course this term is trying to do something like this by gluing together d...
February 20, 2008

Today’s Politicians Lead Boring Lives

One day in September 1197 the effective ruler of Outremer, Henry of Champagne, was reviewing his troops from a window of his palace at Acre when a delegation...
February 20, 2008

The Dog’s Not Barking Again

The US National Academy of Engineering’s site is running a feature on “grand challenges in engineering”. You get to vote for which you think is most importan...
February 20, 2008

Six Books for a Canadian Winter

For a long time, I have believed that Jon Udell has the best job in the world. He gets to build interesting systems and talk to interesting people about int...
February 19, 2008