"programmable self" entries

Top Stories: January 9-14, 2012

Big data explained and exploited (in a good way), the goals of a chief innovation officer, and why it's a good time for publishing startups.

This week on O'Reilly: Edd Dumbill explained what big data means and how organizations can put it to use, Maryland's first chief innovation officer discussed his job and his goals, and Justo Hidalgo offered three reasons why it's a good time to be a publishing startup.

The rise of programmable self

Quantifying your changes + motivational hacks = programmable self.

Taking a cue from the Quantified Self movement, the programmable self is the combination of a digital motivation hack with a digital system that tracks behavior. Here's a look at companies and projects relevant to the programmable self space.

Top stories: July 11-15, 2011

The HTML5 paradigm shift, Java's missing community leader, and the "programmable self"

This week on O'Reilly: We took a deep dive into HTML5, Mike Loukides looked for Java's next community leader, and we learned that quantifying the self is a step toward programming the self.