Stu Downes : Effective Collaboration Arrow – “why some projects – in the same organizations, with the same tools – manage collaboration better than others.” As I’ve been saying for (at least) 15 years : “Technology is Tough but he Culture is Critical”
My Physics engine beats your Physics engine : Astrophysicist replaces supercomputer with eight PlayStation’s – Dr. Khanna figured out that for less than the price of one session on a Super Computer, he could build his own massively parallel computer that he could run indefinitley using Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles, and wrote some custom Linux code to optimize the Cell processor found inside the PlayStation. (- MultiCoreFutureTechphysics )
Here Come the Cloud Computers – “So how how long before the first Google-Apple Cloud Computer appears? I would say it’s months, not years.” We have the (finally) iPhone sdk, the rumoured Apple “slim” (could that be a super size iTouch e-Reader under the iBook brand?), and the current the Nokia’s N810 Internet Tablet, plus the Nokia S60 Touch UI video. Mobile computer is posed to take a big leap. Getting eInk displays is one of the last missing pieces (if only to improve battery life x 10+).
7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers – this advice is applicable to any employee (or Consultant) , who wishes to be effective: Know your limits; Listen first before speaking; Ask “Why?” not “What?”; Be decisive (and credible); Be responsive; Communicate frequently; Manage passion;
Information R/evolution Video (from Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Kansas State University) A great video presentation with historical perspective on how things have changed everything that we once thought about information.