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Open Source Stacks: Jumping the Shark or Poised for Dominance?

Courtesy NewOrca/Wikimedia Commons - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.By any measure, the rise of open source software as an alternative to the old proprietary ways has been remarkable. Today, there are tens of millions of libraries hosted at GitHub alone, and the number of major projects is growing rapidly. As of this writing the Apache Software Foundation hosts over 300 projects

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Supreme Court Curtails Patent Case "Forum Shopping"

Courtesy Library of CongressThe Supreme Court issued an opinion today that restricts the ability of patent owners to choose the court in which they bring an infringement suit. The case is called TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Banks LLC, and the justices unanimously ruled in favor of the new restrictions.

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Guest Post: This is France's Moment (Nora Updegrove)

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons/TM - Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.Several months ago, I called on France to learn from America’s mistakes. I told the French that it wasn’t too late to save themselves. They still had a chance to do what we could not – to vote a xenophobic, nationalist candidate out of the race and away from the presidency (though, in their case, Donald Trump is replaced by Marine Le Pen, leader of the far right party, le Front national). I warned them of the complacency felt by so many Amer...

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Google Announces Android “PAX” Cross-License Program – But to What Purpose?

PaxTux, courtesy of ne~commonswiki /Wikimedia Commons - GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any laterOn Monday, Google announced a new program intended to create an expanding umbrella of protection over its Android operating system and

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Monday Witness: It's Time to Reconize a Civil Right Not to be Connected

Courtesy of PFNicholls/Wikimedia Commons -  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.Along with death and taxes, two things appear inevitable. The first is that wireless connectivity will not only be built into everything we can imagine, but into everything we can't as well. The second is that those devices will have wholly inadequate security, if they have any security at all. Even with strong defenses, there is the likelihood that governmental agencies will gain covert access to IoT devices anyway.

What this says to...

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My talk on TED.com

Dan Bricklin's Log - Wed, 2017-01-11 17:01
I'm excited that a TEDx Talk I gave last November has been posted as a TED.com video. The talk is a short retelling of the VisiCalc origin story. It's a much-condensed version of a talk I've been giving for many years, updated and enhanced. I'm very happy with how it came out.

Watch the TED.com video: "Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet".

TEDxBeaconStreet, where I gave the talk, is part of the TEDx program. It is an independently-organized TED-like event, named after "...Boston’s longest street, uniting towns and cities, neighborhoods and businesses, schools and families along the way." After they are given, TED picks up some of the talks at TEDx events and posts video from those talks on TED.com.

As I've often done in the past, I wrote an essay for the Writings Section of my website chronicling the process I went through to turn my long, rambling slide show into a tight, 12-minute TEDx-style talk. Viewers of the video may find the essay of interest. It was really interesting how helpful experience with crafting understandable, 140-character tweets on Twitter were for writing a smooth, short talk. I also found the ease and non-obtrusiveness of using popular recording devices (specifically, a GoPro Hero Session and the Voice Recorder app on my iPhone) for capturing feedback when practicing in front of others to be important.

Read "The story behind my TEDx Talk" in the Writings Section.
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The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog. © Robert S. Sutor for Bob Sutor, 2015. All rights reserved. Permalink | No comments Categorized under: Disclaimer. Tagged with: . Twitter: bob_sutor

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What I’m Reading on 12/29/2014

WordPress WordPress › P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) « WordPress Plugins “This plugin creates a profile of your WordPress site’s plugins’ performance by measuring their impact on your site’s load time.  Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them. By using…

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Mentoring advice for a new year: 10 + 1 ideas

At some point in your life you go from being a person who is mentored to one who also is a mentor to others. I’ve had many corporate roles, so I’m usually not at a loss to have at least something to suggest to a younger colleague. Here are some…

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What I’m Reading on 12/26/2014

An Apple developer’s perspective of the highlights in 2014 – TechRepublic “2014 was an all-star year for Apple and developers of iOS and Mac software. Here’s a look at the big Apple technologies that were released this year and how developers have been using them. “ tags: bs apple developer…

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What I’m Reading on 12/17/2014

IBM cooks up food for thought | TechCentral “Watson, the technology company’s cognitive showpiece, is bringing artificial intelligence into the kitchen by conjuring up recipes.” tags: bs ibm food watson Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. © Robert S. Sutor for Bob Sutor, 2014. All…

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What I’m Reading on 12/16/2014

The fall of GPL and the rise of permissive open-source licenses | ZDNet “Instead, “The three primary permissive license choices (Apache/BSD/MIT) … collectively are employed by 42 percent. They represent, in fact, three of the five most popular licenses in use today.” These permissive licenses has been gaining ground at…

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What I’m Reading on 12/11/2014

Apple and IBM partnership bears first fruit: 10 enterprise apps “The companies, which partnered up earlier this year, unveiled what they’re calling IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions. In other words, enterprise-class apps that work on iPhones and iPads.” tags: bs apple ibm mobile apps Posted from Diigo. The rest of…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2014

Introducing a New Generation of Mobile Apps for the Enterprise « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “Today, we’re delivering on that promise by announcing the first 10 mobile apps that will come to market–the first of many that we have on the drawing boards. I’m impressed by…

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What I’m Reading on 12/09/2014

R, Swift soar in language search popularity in 2014 | InfoWorld “Stalwarts like Java, PHP, and C++ remain highly popular but are dropping in Tiobe’s year-end ratings” tags: bs swift r USDA Announces 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum Speakers, Theme “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century” | USDA Newsroom “The plenary…

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What I’m Reading on 12/07/2014

App aims to hook anglers with big data | Business Times | BDlive “THE sport of fishing may be about to experience its biggest revolution since the 1920s, thanks to an app developed by a Swedish start-up.” tags: bs app fishing big data Posted from Diigo. The rest of my…

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What I’m Reading on 12/05/2014

My Computer Language is Better than Yours — Backchannel — Medium “The new languages give programmers some helpful legs up, to be sure. Google’s Go is structured to simplify the work of making code run “concurrently,” smoothing the way for programmers to create and juggle portions of a program that…

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What I’m Reading on 12/02/2014

Use the “22 Colors of Maximum Contrast” to Organize Your Calendars “Color-coded calendars are a great way to organize your life, but after the first few colors, it can be hard to tell them all apart. This chart, which showcases Kenneth L. Kelly’s 22 colors of maximum contrast, provides a…

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What I’m Reading on 12/02/2014

Use the “22 Colors of Maximum Contrast” to Organize Your Calendars “Color-coded calendars are a great way to organize your life, but after the first few colors, it can be hard to tell them all apart. This chart, which showcases Kenneth L. Kelly’s 22 colors of maximum contrast, provides a…

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The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog. © Robert S. Sutor for Bob Sutor, 2014. All rights reserved. Permalink | No comments Categorized under: Disclaimer. Tagged with: . Twitter: bob_sutor

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