The CompuServe of Things

Summary On the Net today we face a choice between freedom and captivity, independence and dependence. How we build the Internet of Things has far-reaching consequences for the humans who will use—or be used by—it. Will we push forward, connecting things using forests of silos that are reminiscent the online services of the 1980’s, or […]

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 […]

Meet the godfather of wearables | The Verge

He continues, “People are upset about privacy, but in one sense they are insufficiently upset because they don’t really understand what’s at risk. They are looking only at the short term.” And to him, there is only one viable answer to these potential risks: “You’re going to control your own data.” He sees the future […]

Doc Searls Weblog · Won and done

This tells me my job with foursquare is to be “driven” like a calf into a local business. Of course, this has been the assumption from the start. But I had hoped that somewhere along the way foursquare could also evolve into a true QS app, yielding lat-lon and other helpful information for those (like me) […]

Google X founder Thrun demonstrates Project Glass on TV show | Electronista

Google X formerly Labs founder Sebastian Thrun debuted a real-world use of his latest endeavor Project Glass during an interview on the syndicated Charlie Rose show which aired yesterday, taking a picture of the host and then posting it to Google+, the companys social network. Thrun appeared to be able to take the picture through […]

ARM Wants to Put the Internet in Your Umbrella | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

On Tuesday, the company unveiled its new ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, a low-power chip designed to connect non-PC electronics and smart sensors across the home and office. Previous iterations of the Cortex family of chips had the same goal, but with the new chip, ARM claims much greater power savings. According to the company, the 32-bit […]

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 […]

Disruptions: Wearing Your Computer on Your Sleeve – NYTimes.com

Ubiquitous computing, One Laptop per Child, Wearable Computers, the iPod Touch, the iPad and now the iPhone all descendants in a long lineage of predictions about the Future of Computing. But the newest wrinkle (pun intended) is the topic of ‘wearable’ computers. Given how portable and powerful smart phones are these days, why do we need to ‘wear’ the computer? (more)