Last year, for Ada Lovelace Day, I wrote a post about why I admire Limor Fried, the founder and CEO of Adafruit Industries. This year, I thought I'd talk about Limor again, both because she is such a great example of the engineer/entrepreneur, and because she's working in an emerging area that still isn't being taken as seriously as it…
Once we accept a new technological reality, we can come to grips with what to do about it.
An article in "The Atlantic" takes a look at recent facial recognition studies at Carnegie Mellon.
Examining the values of legacy in the digital world.
A new book looks to understand our need to collect and archive the things left behind by our ancestors, and how this translates to the digital domain.
Traditional methods come through when connected systems fail.
A couple of months ago, I had a remarkable demonstration of the fragility of the "always on" connected mindset.
We don't condone harassment or offensive behavior, at our conferences or anywhere. It's counter to our company values. More importantly, it's counter to our values as human beings.
Apple has patented new technology to disable cellphone video based on external signals from public venues. Now imagine if that same technology were deployed by repressive regimes.
Face recognition is here to stay.
Facebook's face recognition may provide a great strategy for cutting the Gordian Knot on this thorny privacy problem.
I love Warren Buffett's sense of the social responsibility inherent in running a business. In his annual report he discusses the particular responsibilities of owning a railroad.
A list from O'Reilly's Free to Choose Cyber-Monday promotion offers a fascinating view of what's on the minds of the core audience.
The pieces are in place and the time is right for government to reinvent itself.
We need to tell the stories of success and failure, of thinking differently, of connecting communities to strengthen bonds, of sharing and coming together to solve problems, and of working on stuff that matters.