Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Study of FLICKR tags, personal archiving and more
Maps in four dimensions
HTTP Watch for Internet Explorer
Economics of mobility
I think some of these might be fodder for research collaboration and discussion at SIS!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
This book is about a new, fourth paradigm for science based on data intensive computing. In such scientific research, we are at a stage of development that is analogous to when the printing press was invented. Printing took a thousand years to develop and evolve into the many forms it takes today. Using computers to gain understanding from data created and stored in our electronic data stores will likely take decades—or less. The contributing authors in this volume have done an extraordinary job of helping to refine an understanding of this new paradigm from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
In many instances, science is lagging behind the commercial world in the ability to infer meaning from data and take action based on that meaning. However, commerce is comparatively simple: things that can be described by a few numbers or a name are manufactured and then bought and sold. Scientific disciplines cannot easily be encapsulated in a few understandable numbers and names, and most scientific data does not have a high enough economic value to fuel more rapid development of scientific discovery.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Nationally, the portion of schools that offer an introductory computer science course has dropped from 78 percent in 2005 to 65 percent this year, and the corresponding decline in AP courses went from 40 to 27 percent, according to a survey by the Computer Science Teachers Association.
In the spring, the College Board, citing declining enrollment, canceled its AP computer science AB class, the more rigorous of its two courses in the subject.
The result of sporadic or skimpy computer science training is that a generation of teenagers great at using computers will be unlikely to play a role in the way computer technology shapes lives in the future, said Chris Stephenson, executive director of the New York-based Computer Science Teachers Association.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Go here to find out the "100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About...": http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/100-things-your-kids-may-never-know-about/
Kinda reminds me of the Museum of Antique Information Technology that lives in my SIS office!
Monday, December 07, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Visit the UCLA AIDS Poster collection (a digital library)