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The Hard Evidence: Business Is Slowing Down

If you were to judge the current corporate era solely on the basis of business jargon, you would think we’re in a time of hyperspeed change. Silicon …

This Heavy Metal Pianist Is Quietly Changing the Way the World Learns Piano

Vika Yermolyeva's piano covers are a YouTube phenomenon.<p>Before she started pounding out Nine Inch Nails or Metallica or Pantera or Iron Maiden, Vika …

Piano

Discovering Planet Nine

Very briefly some years ago, Mike Brown discovered the tenth planet in the solar system. This was in 2005; Brown, an astronomer at Caltech, had spotted an object that officially became known as Eris (he preferred the nickname Xena). Eris was about as big as Pluto, which was still a planet back …

How Washington Derailed Amtrak

Thirty-nine minutes in­to his south­bound ride from Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware, to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Joseph H. Board­man, pres­id­ent and CEO of …

Trains

The Creator of Linux on the Future Without Him

The conversation, combined with Linus Torvalds’s aggression behind the wheel, makes this sunny afternoon drive suddenly feel all too serious. …

Dissolve My Nobel Prize! Fast! (A True Story)

It's 1940. The Nazis have taken Copenhagen. They are literally marching through the streets, and physicist Niels Bohr has just hours, maybe minutes, to make two Nobel Prize medals disappear.<p>These medals are made of 23-karat gold. They are heavy to handle, and being shiny and inscribed, they are …

¿Se va a diluir la banca?

<b>“Banking is necessary, but banks are not”</b><br>Bill Gates, 1994<p>Esta cita de Bill Gates, negada hasta la saciedad por todos los directivos de banca que me …

The Old New Thing

Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

One of Guinness World Records’ more unusual awards was presented at the National Maritime Museum yesterday. After a 100-day trial, the timepiece known as Clock B – which had been sealed in a clear plastic box to prevent tampering – was officially declared, by Guinness, to be the world’s “most …

Watches

Silicon Valley no deja dormir a este señor

¿Y quien diantres es este señor tan preocupado? Pues ni más ni menos que Jamie Dimon, CEO del mayor banco de los Estados Unidos de América, el JP …

The IT pendulum

Meta-cycles in technology choicesI've been working on my keynote for QCon Beijing and looking at technology trends and choices since the 1950s.One of …

Programmers: Before you turn 40, get a plan B

Welcome to geezer town, junior.<p>While researching my recent article, “Age discrimination and Programming Jobs” , I discovered a 1998 Op-Ed piece from …

The Sixth Stage of Grief Is Retro-computing

Networks Without Networks<p>1/10<br>Emulation Fever<p>Over the last few days I’ve been crazy for emulation—that is, simulating old, busted computers on my …

15 Tricks to Appear Smart in Emails

My 15 favorite tricks for appearing smart in emails<p><i>Update: My book</i> <b>100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings</b> <i>comes out October 4th!</i> <i>Pre-order it here</i><i>.</i><p>If …

Productivity

The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate

Over the weekend, a game developer in Boston named Brianna Wu fled her home after an online stalker vowed to rape and kill her. She isn't the first …

The Steve Jobs of Beer

Ambition made Jim Koch, the head of Sam Adams, a billionaire. It also opened America to a craft-beer renaissance.<p>In TV commercials for Sam Adams beer, Jim Koch is always smiling or laughing. While Koch (pronounced “Cook”) was walking me around the Sam Adams headquarters, on the site of a restored …

The shockingly obsolete code of bash

One of the problems with bash is that it's simply obsolete code. We have modern objective standards about code quality, and bash doesn't meet those …

Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair

Every meal could have been her last. And when she had finished eating the bland vegetarian dishes put before her, 25-year-old Margot Wölk and her …

The Most Honored Photograph

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Roger Cicala from LensRentals.com.<p>Doesnt look like much, does it? But, depending upon your definition, …

Quantum Computing and Lisp

Quantum Computing is a fascinating field, but currently a contentious one. The only examples we have of real-world, hardware quantum computers are …

How Times Square Works

When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings. I was nine stories above Times Square, …

Times Square

How An Architect Who Has Never Left North Korea Imagines The Future

North Korea's architecture is truly fascinating, influenced by the need to rebuild Pyongyang in the wake of the Korean War and the nation's relative …

The War Photo No One Would Publish

When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture.<p>The Iraqi soldier died attempting to pull himself up over the dashboard of his truck. The flames engulfed his vehicle and incinerated …