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Great article on Waterfall / The Power of Open Access to Information

First, someone in the agile camp actually reads the original description on ‘Waterfall’ from 1970. Surprise – it is really really close to agile. This is a great read. Hopefully, this will end a lot of the debates on terminology … Continue reading

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Neat Chart on Schumpeter Cycles

Click to enlarge the chart. Pretty interesting chart. When I was old enough to be seriously looking for work, it was right around the 1990 low. It was a pretty tough time to find interesting work. You can read more … Continue reading

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Thinglab 1978

  the video wasn’t on YouTube, so I found an old copy and uploaded it

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Not much of a surprise: BART and your health

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/broken-bart-escalators-poopn1706716.html    

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Europe’s Web of Debt

Here is a great infographic from the NY Times on the European debt crisis from 2 years ago. Notice the size of Greece Do you think much has changed in 2 years? When will the breaking point be hit?  

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I just backed OUYA

I just backed OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console onĀ Kickstarter http://kck.st/Mfvs9y

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Xerox Alto / Star UI

This is a screenshot of the Xerox STAR system from 1984. If you compare it to a desktop today, not much has changed. Most of the concepts have held up really well. What a testament to the team at PARC … Continue reading

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More old school : DEC VT330 terminal

We have come a long way. I still had to use systems like this in the early 90s. Interesting. Even today, if I asked an eng candidate to make this plot, many would have a very very hard time.

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