3Scan is building an Internet-connected 3D microscope as a service
I don’t remember when I first met Todd Huffman, but for the longest time I seemed to run into him in all kinds of odd places, but mostly in airport waiting areas as our nomadic paths intersected randomly and with surprising frequency. We don’t run into each other in airports anymore because Todd has settled in San Francisco to…
When contexts collide.
Since the advent of Twitter I’ve often found myself laughing at funerals, crying at parties, and generally failing time and again to say the right thing. Twitter is so immediate, so of the moment, but it connects people across the globe who may be experiencing very different moments.
This first struck me during the Arab Spring. Maybe I was just…
Makers: don't worry about what DARPA will do to you. Think about what you can do to DARPA.
I read this piece in the New York Times the other day and have read it two or three more times since then. It dives into the controversy around DARPA’s involvement in hacker space funding. But frankly, every time I come across this controversy, I’m baffled.
I usually associate this sort of government distrust with Tea Party-led Republicans. The…
Jon brings his expertise in storytelling and data to O'Reilly.
Where are my manners? Jon Bruner posted his first piece to Radar two weeks ago and I’m just now getting around to welcoming him.
Jon joins our Radar team this month from Forbes where he covered the technology of data. I liked that he called…
Choking the Olympic spirit for profit.
I’m violating my first rule. I’m writing angry. But…
I love the olympics. I love sport. And the olympics, still, despite it all, seem to me an incredible distillation of sport’s dedication, intensity, joy, humanity, and drama. Whether it’s the higher order game theory playing out in the biking peloton, the slowly evolving drama of the marathon, the sheer primal…
Data is getting heavier relative to the networks that carry it around the data center.
Imagine a future where large clusters of like machines dynamically adapt between programming paradigms depending on a combination of the resident data and the required processing.
The purpose of Foo Camp and a look at emerging themes from the latest gathering.
We curate topic areas and interesting people, but Foo Camp is designed to be an idea collider. It's an intentional serendipity engine that works the seams in between.
IP address scarcity added to the gravitational force of centralization.
Will IPv6 give us back an open Internet? Or has address scarcity already set the course for gravitational determinism and continued centralization?
Tracking health data to maintain awareness and intention.
I'm trying to walk the line between obsessive tracking and an open ended approach to motivation.