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.

Ten years of Foo Camp

Ten years of Foo Camp

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.

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IPv6 day and the state of the edge

IPv6 day and the state of the edge

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?

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Quantified me

Quantified me

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.

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The chicken and egg of big data solutions

The chicken and egg of big data solutions

Are solution vendors waiting for broad Hadoop adoption before jumping in?

So, here we are with all of this disruptive big data technology, but we seem to have lost the institutional wherewithal to do anything with it in a lot of large companies, at least until package solutions come along.

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I'm joining O'Reilly

As GM, Radar.

Radar isn't just this blog, and it isn't a passive thing. We'll make some noise and listen for echoes.

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My Paleo Media Diet

My Paleo Media Diet

Turning off, opting out, and disconnecting to save my brain for the things I really want to use it for.

Jim Stogdill is tired of running on the info treadmill, so he's changing his media habits. His new approach: "Where I can, adapt to my surroundings, where I can't, adapt my surroundings to me."

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Take a break and "PressPausePlay"

Take a break and "PressPausePlay"

The documentary film "PressPausePlay" looks at the effects of democratized culture.

Watch this wonderful film on the digital upending of cultural production. Then open up Garage Band and write a song about it …

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An ethical bargain

An ethical bargain

Transparency, relationships and other things corporations could learn from a small bookstore.

Most of the relationships you build with corporations are like icebergs — essentially hidden from view. But what if we could interact with “human” corporations? What would that look like? How would it work?

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Quantum trading! And tunnels through the Earth!

Remember when we used to place data centers in whatever cheap abandoned warehouse was nearby? That's a quaint notion in an era where trading advantage and arbitrage depend more and more on the speed of light and link distance.

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Big data: Global good or zero-sum arms race?

It remains to be seen if big data will catalyze exponential growth.

Will a big data revolution dramatically change lives, or will it instead yield a middle class feel-good machine that's irrelevant to the working poor?

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