Category: Podcast

Whose Future Is It?

Who will shape the tech future? Which companies, NGOs, governmental organization, and other entities will shape how we use tech, view tech, and consume tech. The biggest impacts on daily lives may lie behind the scenes, not in our daily interactions. Eric and I have a spirited discussion about who will control and define the …

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Meet the New Dog, Not the Same as the Old Dog

Pets ingratiate themselves into your life in funny ways. About fourteen years ago, an 11-year old Elizabeth Case and I trekked to Sacramento to look at some Corgi pups. The breeder brought out the Corgi’s, who looked pretty bland and sort of lay there looking at us. Neither my daughter nor I were particularly impressed. …

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Can Open Source Processors Thrive?

I recently attended part of the RISC-V workshop at the Google campus. RISC-V is a fully open source CPU instruction set developed at UC Berkeley developed by Krste Asanovic, Andrew Waterman, and Yunsup Lee. An academic instruction set is all well and good, but the RISC-V spawned SiFive, which plans on building commercial processors using …

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What’s Up With Apple?

Any new product launch from Cupertino generates both positive and negative buzz, Apple’s recent product launches have generated more than the usual amount of controversy. Longtime Apple fans have come out of the woodwork, grumbling more than usual at the changes wrought with the new iPhone and Macbook launches. Does the elevated level of discontent …

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Social Media Turbulence

  Now that the election is behind us, we’ve seen interesting tidbits about the impact of social media on the election. Whatever your stance on the candidates might be, some of the trends in social are disturbing. One particularly disturbing trend: the traction gained by fake news sites, some simply satirical, others with an axe …

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The Language of Computing

While visiting my older daughter, Elizabeth, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, I attended a talk given by Jon Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at U of Toronto. The seminar was ostensibly about cyber security, but Lindsay mentioned a few things that set me thinking. Consider the language we use when …

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Managing the Arrow of Time

How we value our time and our use of it can be an indicator of both success in life and how we value others. David, Eric, and I all work at three very different, demanding jobs, each with its own set of demands on time. How do we manage those demands? What meaning do we …

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Podcast from the Past: The Internet of Things

This week’s podcast is actually a blast from the past, since we didn’t record a podcast last week due to travel on my part. Given all the recent problems with IoT botnets, I thought it would be interesting to replay our IoT podcast from early 2015. Let’s just say we were pretty naive back then. …

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