Audrey Watters: The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project #DLFAB

We can reclaim the Web and more broadly ed-tech for teaching and learning. But we must reclaim control of the data, content, and knowledge we create. We are not resources to be mined. Learners do not enter our schools and in our libraries to become products for the textbook industry and the testing industry and […]

Jon Udell on filter failure

It’s time to engineer some filter failure Jon’s article points out his experience of the erosion of serendipity or at least opposing view points that social media enforces (somewhat) accidentally. I couldn’t agree more. One of the big promises of the Internet was that it was unimaginably vast and continuing to grow. The other big promise was that it […]

Owning Your Words: Personal Clouds Build Professional Reputations | Cloudline | Wired.com

My first blogging platform was Dave Winer’s Radio UserLand. One of Dave’s mantras was: “Own your words.” As the blogosophere became a conversational medium, I saw what that could mean. Radio UserLand did not, at first, support comments. That turned out to be a constraint well worth embracing. When conversation emerged, as it inevitably will […]

Accidental Time Capsule: Moments from Computing in 1994 (from RWW)

Byte Magazine is one of the reasons Im here today, doing what I do. Every month, Byte set its sights on the bigger picture, a significant trend that might be far ahead or way far ahead. And in July 1994, Jon Udell to this very day, among the most insightful people ever to sign his […]

Stephen Wolfram Blog : The Personal Analytics of My Life

One day I’m sure everyone will routinely collect all sorts of data about themselves. But because I’ve been interested in data for a very long time, I started doing this long ago. I actually assumed lots of other people were doing it too, but apparently they were not. And so now I have what is […]

RE: Erics Archived Thoughts: Vigilance and Victory

Erics Archived Thoughts: Vigilance and Victory. While I agree there might be a better technical solution to the DNS blocking adopted by SOPA and PIPA bills, less formal networks are in essence filling the gap. By this I mean the MegaUpload takedown that occurred yesterday at the the order of the U.S. Justice Department. Without […]

AnandTech – AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm And Graphics Core Next, Together As One

Quick Sync made real-time H.264 encoding practical on even low-power devices, and made GPU encoding redundant at the time. AMD of course isn’t one to sit idle, and they have been hard at work at their own implementation of that technology: the Video Codec Engine VCE. via AnandTech – AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm […]

MIT boffin: Salted disks hold SIX TIMES more data • The Register

Disk drive technology has gone through revolutions and evolution at different times in its history of manufacture. From the introduction of the original IBM RAMAC to the newest 4TByte SATA hard drive progress has always been made towards higher densities at the least and higher speed access at the most. Now conventional magnetic recording techniques are hitting a plateau of density. The best we might be able to achieve is 1TByte per disk platter. But wait, there’s still hope, and that hope may be in Bit Patterned Media and there may be a cheap way to do it. Read On:

Augmented Reality Start-Up Ready to Disrupt Business – Tech Europe – WSJ

WSJ want to bring the threat of Augmented Reality to brand managers savvy enough to keep up with new products being offered by companies like Layar. But what threat is there really, if the market uptake of Augmented Reality is so small, and the information store so much like a typical social networking stovepipe, ala Facebook? It is an interesting story so I encourage you to read the WSJ article about a squatter in the Layar domain. Read On: