Monday, September 29, 2003

Once good Nigerian SCO scam deserves another scam, such as the Nigerian Bush spam scam

TOPICS: humor, politics
There seems to be an interesting undercurrent going on about technology right now. Or at least, it has come closer to the current foreground. Interesting that I noticed this today, considering that I just finished watching The Prisoner, a series about individuality and how technology affects us. (Which shows that these concepts are nothing new.)

Can computers help reverse falling employment?
Capitalism has succeeded in sowing a cornucopia of innovation up and down society. But capitalism is atrocious at distributing the fruits of innovation...

...Anyone who writes programs or plans system deployment should start thinking, "What can I do to bring average people back into the process of wealth creation?"

...There are precedents for this type of thinking. In the 1970s, a movement called participatory design started in Scandinavia to develop technologies that enhanced and strengthened workers' skilled contributions, instead of eviscerating them.


Accelerating Change Conference
The first conference in the world to focus on the multidisciplinary implications of accelerating change and the consequences of a technological singularity.


Robotic Nation
Marshall Brain (the guy who started HowStuffWorks) has published an article claiming that robots will take half the jobs in the U.S. by 2050.


TOPICS: Robots, Future, Tech

Friday, September 26, 2003

Egad! It's Nigerian SCO Scam!

TOPICS: humor
A good article on Where Do The Recall Candidates Stand for California governor.

TOPICS: politics
Badger Badger Badger!

TOPICS: humor
The Taguchi method sounds interesting. Definitely requires some research into the subject.

Taguchi Me This:
How Two Guys From the Gold Country Are Changing Advertising Forever

TOPICS: business, tech
In the process of looking for some JavaScript for a project, I found these great sites.

TOPICS: tech

Yes, but if I make a Thought Screen Helmet, how will I live? I will no longer be able to think.

And how do we know the aliens didn't give us the technology to make that so they can control everybody?

Maybe they make us think we aren't being abducted, and THINK that our thoughts are our own.

And my thoughts know that they shouldn't take candy from strange aliens?

TOPICS: tech, humor, SciFi