You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics. Nobel Prize in Economics winner Robert Solow, in 1987 (quoted everywhere but it’s… Read More »Technology (5): Paul A. Davis’s Computer and Dynamo – on the evolution of techno-economic regimes
No one can escape the transforming fire of machines. Kevin Kelly – New Rules for the New Economy Not all technologies are created equal. Most… Read More »Technology (4): General Purpose Technologies
A history of augmentation Wikipedia has a nice, roughly chronological list of early technologies. It seems that weapons, cooking and languages were the trio that… Read More »Technology (3): A history of augmentation
Recommended – accompanied by slides and just-as-interesting information about Steve Blank’s involvement at his website here.
This funny and terrifyingly-close-to-home video shows why: Hat tip to Yi Hui, who has a great page (well, more of a book) on this. See… Read More »Why should you learn to automate data analysis and reporting?
I’m always a big believer in, okay, start a small and scrappy project that can experiment and move nimble and move fast and can move… Read More »Sal Khan on starting small and moving without permission
This is mostly still true – perhaps the part about how we reprogram computers has changed, because they are often programmed to “train” themselves through… Read More »Richard Hamming c. 1995 on why computers are (going to be) a thing