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June 25, 2014

"The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech"

I'd be pleased if it wasn't just more smartphones and Hungry Birds apps

June 23, 2014

"You Can Make Billions Saving People from Having to Do This"

Guess. Go ahead, guess.

June 03, 2014

"I am 24 years old and just started learning coding. I want to be a programmer. Am I too late in the game?"

The answer, on Quora, is a resounding "No!" Erin Parker's story is particularly inspiring.

Two about teaching yourself, online

"Online Learning: A Bachelor's Level Computer Science Program Curriculum (Updated)".

"Design Your Own Master’s Degree in 7 Easy Steps".

UPDATE: First link fixed now.

June 02, 2014

"Endless Electricity: Here's A Way Of Turning America's Roads Into Gigantic Solar Panels"

This sounds very cool. This short video about it is even more hype-a-licious.

I'm wary of the hype since they're trying to raise money from the public. And Wikipedia lists a few of the possible cautions:

Installation costs of building such roadways and parking lots are expected to cost at least 50 percent more than regular roads, and possibly more.[3] Maintenance costs will also be higher because road surfaces accumulate rubber, salt, soil and other substances that block sunlight and must be removed. The durability of the panels may also be less, further increasing maintenance costs. In addition, the solar roadways system is designed to replace many other road features that also cost drivers for road systems.

On the other hand, how will the technology develop once a lot of other very smart, ambitious people and some big companies get involved?

Kind of related: "Why Owning Your Own Power Plant Might Not Be Crazy".

May 24, 2014

"35 sci-fi predictions that have come true"

Probably a better batting average than so-called experts. 

May 22, 2014

"Dell Turns 30: This Is What A $3,000 PC Was Like Back In 1984"

A little hard to believe now.

But I was there and it's true.

May 05, 2014

What's up with the kids

"In 16 Years Of Teaching, Nothing Has Disrupted My Classroom More Than Snapchat's New Update".

I'm not real confident that these folks will be able to pay for my Social Security.

May 01, 2014

"SCOTUS hands victory to Microsoft in 20-year-old dispute"

What's a couple of decades of litigation among friends?

April 27, 2014

A very encouraging read for your Sunday

"These Beautiful Charts Show The Emerging Technologies That Will Change The World".

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