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Why the Great Glitch of July 8th Should Scare You

Over at Fusion, Felix Salmon tells folk to chill out over The Great Technical Glitch of July 8, 2015 when a computer glitch grounded all mainland …

With this nano memory cell, scientists are one step closer to a bionic brain

A groundbreaking electronic longterm memory cell could help researchers imitate and better understand the complexities of the human brain.<p>Built by …

King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made

The first thing you notice about the IBM Model M keyboard, when you finally get your hands on it, is its size. After years of tapping chiclet keys and glass screens on two- and three-pound devices, hefting five pounds of plastic and metal (including a thick steel plate) is slightly intimidating. …

Leonardo Da Vinci

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great reads? Check out this list of intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

Will Computers Redefine the Roots of Math?

When a legendary mathematician found a mistake in his own work, he embarked on a computer-aided quest to eliminate human error. To succeed, he has to …

Here’s How Managers Can Be Replaced by Software

Fortune 500 executives spend a fair amount of time thinking about how automation and the Internet are changing the nature of employment, but they rarely wonder how technology will have an impact much closer to home: on their own jobs.<p>For the last several years, we have been studying the forces now …

Bill Gates

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. They have included large organizations (Ford) and small ones (Landmark Communications), companies based in the United States (General Motors) and elsewhere (British Airways), …

A Day in a Life of a Product Manager

<i>Mike Fishbein does content marketing at Alpha UX. You can connect with him @mfishbein or via his personal site, mfishbein.com.</i><p>An article ion The Next Web captured the essence of product management so well that it left one commenter exclaiming, “Finally I can point people to an article when they ask …

Are you delivering value or features?

If you’re practicing Agile, hopefully you realize that its main purpose is to build products that actually deliver value to people. Long development …

The Evolution Of Steve Jobs

If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit—and correct—the myth.<p>Wunderkind. Jerk. Innovator. Tyrant. (All of the above.) Even now, almost four years after his death, it’s hard to read a story about Steve Jobs that doesn’t …

Leadership

Creation Myth

Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation.<p>In late 1979, a twenty-four-year-old entrepreneur paid a visit to a research center in Silicon Valley called Xerox <i>PARC</i>. He was the co-founder of a small computer startup down the road, in Cupertino. His name was Steve Jobs.<p>Xerox <i>PARC</i> was the …

Is coding the new literacy?

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>In the winter of 2011, a handful of software engineers landed in Boston just ahead …

The Great Works of Software

Is it possible to propose a <i>software canon</i>? To enumerate great works of software that are deeply influential—that changed the nature of the code that …

Google Docs

The Mother of All Demos, presented by Douglas Engelbart (1968)

The future of agile: changing the world of work

I gave a presentation at the Scrum Gathering in Phoenix AZ about the historic context of Agile and Scrum, and where we are headed next. While agile …

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Ranking Universities Based on Career Outcomes | Official LinkedIn Blog

More than ever, students go to college because they want to get jobs -- good jobs. To that end, students and parents want to know which schools give …

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

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