Four short links: 12 October 2010

Zen of Open Data, Accurate Judging, Disorienting Game, and Grokking HTTP

  1. The Zen of Open Data (Chris McDowall) — lovely short piece that encapsulates the whole business.
  2. The Calculus of Committee Composition (PlosONE) — using accuracy of judges, cost of a wrong decision, and cost of judges to arrive at the correct number of judges for any given situation. (Breaking news: ice skating gets it wrong) This might be useful for crowdsourcing.
  3. First Person Tetris — clever twist on an old game. (via Nick Bilton)
  4. htty — terminal for interacting with HTTP servers. This would be great for teaching would-be developers how the web actually works on the inside.
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