Jim Stogdill

Jim Stogdill heads up O'Reilly's Radar and Strata businesses. A lifelong technology practitioner he's finding this media thing ridiculously fun. In a previous life he traveled the world with the U.S. Navy. Unfortunately from his vantage point it all looked like the inside of a submarine. He spends his free time hacking silver halides with decidedly low-tech gear. @jstogdill.

Have an idea for a health care startup?

DreamIt, UPenn, and IBC offer you an unfair advantage.

I sit down now and then with Roy Rosin at the East coast hub of health care business networking, the Gryphon Cafe in Wayne, PA. (I’m saying that only slightly tongue in cheek.) Roy was the long-time Chief Innovation Officer at Intuit and now holds that role with the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Our conversations tend to be…
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Deploying surveillance countermeasures on the web?

The open web depends on my ability to have a permanent address. However, my privacy depends on my ability to hide who I am. At least sometimes.

Margaret Lord: “Oh, dear. Is there no such thing as privacy any more?” Tracy Lord: “Only in bed, mother, and not always there.” The Philadelphia Story, 1940 Over the summer I wrote a post lamenting IPv4 address scarcity and how it contributed to a deformed and centralized web, one that is substantially less open than the one we started with….
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Radar: Looking forward to 2013

Hidden economy, industrial Internet, consumer AI, data journalism, and other themes Radar will explore in the coming months.

The Radar team got together in December to work through our priorities for 2013. This blog is where we narrate our work, but our real goal is to identify and create new products and businesses for O’Reilly. This year we plan to be more intentional with our focus areas,…
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The industrial Internet from a startup perspective

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…
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Why isn’t social media more like real life?

You know the graph. Use it to provide a more human experience.

I finally got around to looking at my personal network graph on Linkedin Labs the other day. It was a fun exercise and I got at least one interesting insight from it. Take a look at these two well defined and distinct clusters in my graph. These are my connections with the startup I worked for (blue) and the…
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Sorry I was laughing during your funeral

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…
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Culture transmission is bi-directional

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…
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Welcome Jon Bruner to Radar

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…
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NBC #Fail

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…
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Heavy data and architectural convergence

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.

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