Ray Ozzie’s Talko

The first thing I saw when I sat down at my desk this morning was this email from Ray Ozzie. And then the blizzard of news stories about the launch of his product, Talko. This comes just six months after … Continue reading

Future Computing: Incredibly Powerful, Incredibly Cheap, Incredibly Small, and Everywhere

Stanford engineering professor Jonathan Koomey points out that computing efficiency – the number of computations completed per kilowatt-hour of electricity used – has doubled about every 18 months ever since the 1940’s. It’s analogous to Moore’s law, which says that … Continue reading

The Curious Evolution of the Typewriter, in Pictures

From Vincze Miklós on io9: The first commercially produced typewriter: The Hansen Writing Ball The pincushion-like Hansen Writing Ball was invented in 1865 by Rasmus Malling-Hansen, the reverend and principal of the Royal Institute for the deaf-mutes in Copenhagen. It … Continue reading

Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology with Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and the Self. She has published several books, including Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. She was recently interviewed by Krista Tippett on American Public … Continue reading

Buckminster Fuller: Leadership by Design

“I always say to myself:  What is the most important thing we can think about at this extraordinary moment?”       – Buckminster Fuller Buckminster Fuller used the phrase “comprehensive anticipatory design science” to describe his work and research. … Continue reading