“The young always inherit the revolution.” – Huey Newton
Karl Marx, Charles Babbage, and Adam Smith walk into a bar.
After ordering drinks, the fathers of modern computing, socialism, and capitalism have a little discussion about the best ways to improve engineers’ productivity and efficiency. Babbage the engineer says that creativity and inspiration are key to innovation; … Read More → "Three Radicals Walk Into a Bar…"
Industrial internet-of-things (IoT) applications have a better track record of providing solutions to real problems than consumer IoT applications have. So, today, as part of our occasional series on IoT applications, we talk about one such industrial implementation. To help nail down its relevance, let’s start with the problem.
Enormous quantities of goods are moving across the ocean at … Read More → "Sensor for Shipping-Container Forensics"
“People who like eating sausage, and respect the law, should never see either one being made.” – John Godfrey Saxe
The one certainty in law is that it’s unpredictable. Yesterday’s laws didn’t anticipate today’s technical quandaries, so we call upon the courts to apply sober judgment and insightful wisdom. Did the Founding Fathers mean for … Read More → "Can You Copyright Software?"
Intel released more information last week on One API – a “unified programming model to simplify application development across diverse computing architectures.” This obviously ostentatious claim evokes a firewall between the functionality of a software application and the computing hardware that is executing it. The most extreme interpretation would be that, using One API, a developer or team could develop code once and … Read More → "Intel One API"
“The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.” – Leontyne Price
There’s something to be said for good service. When you eat at a fancy restaurant or check in to a nice hotel, you expect exceptional service. That’s part of what you’re paying for, not just the creative … Read More → "A Modem Bundled with Time"