Larry Cannell

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Graph Capabilities with the Elastic Stack | Elastic

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Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps.

<b>TRANSLATIONS:</b> 中文 (品玩)Lately, everyone’s talking about “conversational UI.” It’s the next big thing. But the more articles I read on the topic, the …

Apps

Slack, I’m Breaking Up with You

“Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder.”<br>— George Bernard Shaw<p><b>Hey there, Slack.</b> This …

The chips are down for Moore’s law

The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.<p>Next month, the worldwide …

Moore's Law

Is Sleeping With the TV on Actually Bad for You?

Millions of people fall asleep with the TV on every night, but is it bad for your health? Read on.<p>Nearly every day for the past, say, five years, I've fallen asleep in much the same way. I lay down, put my computer next to my head, pull up a random episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that I've seen maybe …

Comedy

Jet Lag Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Business Trip

<i>FERIDUN AKGÜNGÖR</i><p>When business is conducted globally, we often have to travel long distances to launch projects, meet with partners, negotiate deals, address crises, manage customer relations, and engage in a variety of other activities on the behalf of our organizations. And if you have to cross …

Jet Lag

How Ikea Designs Its (In)famous Instruction Manuals

Love ’em or hate ‘em, a lot of thought goes into that Ikea stuff you throw away after assembly.<p>Everyone has an Ikea horror story. My wife’s work desk, for instance, took her and my mother-in-law an entire day to assemble, moving forward only in fits and starts with frequent intermissions for …

IKEA

A Happy Life May Not Be a Meaningful Life

Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl once wrote, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and …

Happiness

Paper is Dropbox's new vision for how teams can work together

Six months ago, Dropbox quietly announced a collaborative note-taking tool called Notes and launched it in an invite-only beta test. But starting today, the product is being officially branded as Dropbox Paper and the beta test is expanding significantly. You'll still need an invite, but the …

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Microsoft Office

The Facebook Epoch

I’m fond of saying that few companies are as underrated as Facebook is, especially in Silicon Valley. Admittedly, it seems strange to say such a …

Eight takeaways from prof Andy McAfee's second machine age discussion

At Dreamforce 2015, prof Andrew (Andy) McAfee delivered an entertaining and absorbing session that talked to the topic of our needing to be more …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

Collaborate for Real

Tom Froese<p>As business buzzwords go, “collaborate” and its derivatives are surely modern favorites. Applying for a job? Emphasize your collaboration skills. Courting customers? Promise a collaborative relationship. Wooing new hires or investors? Talk up your collaborative culture.<p>Academics, …

Management

Graph of confidence vs. experience according to the Dunning-Kruger effect

Fantasy Football Will Cost Your Boss $16B

The NFL’s popularity is going to cost your boss this season.<p>Fantasy players are expected to use one hour per week updating their rosters, making trades and checking injury reports at work.<p>As a result, the projected 56.8 million Americans and Canadians who will play fantasy football could cost their …

Why Big Data gets it Wrong

As a young man, I commanded an anti-aircraft gun platoon. We had one radar unit which tracked enemy aircraft and controlled two 40mm guns.When I …

Military

How Wikipedia responds to breaking news

<i>Wikipedia is capable of covering news like any news agency. Photo by Kai Mörk, freely licensed under CC BY 3.0 (Germany).</i>For almost fifteen years, …

CC BY-SA

Why Disney and ESPN Will Be OK

TV is fascinating: the content is compelling enough that Americans spend an average of five and a half hours a day consuming it (in various formats), …

Televisions

Windows 10 Launch Could Seriously Break The Internet, Could Peak At 40Tb/s

(<b>Update:</b> <i>Tuesday July 28th: As of 1pm ET, the Windows 10 launch is already massive with traffic over 10Tb/s.</i>) I’ve never used the term “break the …

Software

Web Design - The First 100 Years

Idle Words > Talks > Web Design: The First 100 Years<p>This is the expanded version of a talk I gave on September 9, 2014, at the HOW Interactive Design …

Saying No to Say Yes

At DrupalCon Los Angeles I gave a Core Conversation with the unassuming title "No", where I argued that in order for the Drupal project to be …

UX Design

Introducing Send—designed for in-and-out email

Sometimes you just need to send a quick, short note to your co-worker. Of course, you can use Outlook for this, but today we’re launching a new app …

Apps

It’s Your Fault Email Is Broken

Alex Moore Contributor<p>Alex Moore is co-founder and CEO of Boomerang.<p>As an email startup CEO, I hear it every week. “I hate email. Email sucks. Why can’t anyone fix it? And why would you want to spend your life working on something everyone hates?”<p>Email is an obvious target for blame, since we …

Productivity

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED

A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with $250,000 in cash. …

Here’s the truth about CMS selection: It doesn’t really matter…

27 March 2014<p>I have lived through many CMS projects, both as customer and implementer, I’ve learnt that it’s not the technology decision that …

Office, messaging and verbs

This is a still from the classic film 1960 'The Apartment'. Jack Lemmon plays CC Baxter, a clerk in a large insurance company in New York, and so …

Software

Arrow left

18F recently introduced its series of guides, a collection of best practices for our internal project teams. As Mike Bland writes in his post …

The Secret Startup That Saved the Worst Website in America

How a team of young people, living in a repurposed McMansion in Maryland, helped rebuild Healthcare.gov<p>Loren Yu was on a weekend trip in Los Angeles when he received an urgent email from a friend. The friend, Kalvin Wang, had a proposition.<p>"If your response isn’t ‘no way,’ then we should talk ASAP, …

Health Care