Tag Archives: computers

Is Skynet Coming?

That’s the question this week: Is Skynet coming? I read a piece recently that noted Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have warned us about artificial intelligence. They have been quoted as this is potentially something that the human race … Continue reading

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Smart Gadgets

I saw this post on what a smartwatch should look like and it got me thinking. I’ve got a Kreyos watch coming (I hope) and it fulfills some of the things I was looking for, and a few that the … Continue reading

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Downtime

Most of us that work with technology hate downtime. We don’t want a system that we’re using to go down. We don’t want any software that we depend on to fail when we need it. Most of all, we don’t … Continue reading

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Interfaces

This editorial was originally published on April 23, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. Data quality is an issue in many of our systems that rely on humans for data entry. Even if you only import … Continue reading

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Sensors and Data

The programmable world. It’s an interesting concept, but not one in which we have extremely detailed specifications and strongly bound software systems that must be built to interact with each other. I think many of us have assumed that’s how … Continue reading

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The Human Touch

How often does human error cause issues? Recently we had a rocket crash in Russia,there have been numerous incidents of drone crashes as more and more unmanned aircraft take to the skies, and a few years ago we had an Air France disaster that might … Continue reading

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Data Vision

One of the things that I often do when analyzing data is examine visual representations. I don’t ignore data, but often a graph or picture of who the data is distributed or organized gives me a starting place for more … Continue reading

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Data Will Drive the World

There’s a well known essay from Marc Andreeson that talks about howsoftware is eating the world. There’s a lot of truth to this, in my opinion, and it becomes very important for more and more people to realize that software … Continue reading

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When will we look back at this?

It’s amazing how software has advanced. I look at the software I use, and I’m amazed. I still remember texting to 40404 for basic twitter usage on my Windows 6.5 Mobile. That seems miles away from the apps I know … Continue reading

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Trusting Systems

Computer technology has become more and more integrated into all sorts of businesses. These days when I look at the ways in which automation and technology is embedded in business, I’m amazed to think that I worked in businesses that … Continue reading

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