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Top Stories: June 11-15, 2012

The future of desktops, ethics and big data, narrative vs spreadsheets.

Here’s a look at the top stories published across O’Reilly sites this week.

A reduced but important future for desktop computing
Josh Marinacci says most people will rely on mobile devices to handle their computing needs, but a select and small group of power users will continue to use desktop machines.

Big ethics for big data
“Ethics of Big Data” authors Kord Davis and Doug Patterson explore ownership, anonymization, privacy, and ways to evaluate and establish ethical data practices within an organization.

Stories over spreadsheets
Imagine a future where clear language supplants spreadsheets. In a recent interview, Narrative Science CTO Kris Hammond explained how we might get there.

Data in use from public health to personal fitness
Releasing public data can’t fix the health care system by itself, but it provides tools as well as a model for data sharing.

What is DevOps?

NoOps, DevOps — no matter what you call it, operations won’t go away. Ops experts and development teams will jointly evolve to meet the challenges of delivering reliable software to customers.


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