Thursday, March 26, 2009

John Conway Talks About the Game of Life Part 1

Professor John Conway here talks about the Game of Life which he invented in 1970. He is a mathematician at Princeton University.

If you enjoyed Part 1, here is a link to Part 2. It is also a short video.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Twitter's Growth

Want to know when the growth rate of Twitter transitioned from a linear to an exponential rate? This trend chart for Google searches clearly shows the transition in Twitter's growth rate.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Los Alamos Researchers Create 'Map of Science'

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have produced the world's first Map of Science—a high-resolution graphic depiction of the virtual trails scientists leave behind when they retrieve information from online services. Here is a link to LANL's press release and here is a link to the research article.

ETech 09: Tim O'Reilly, The O'Reilly Radar

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Internet in 1969

Interesting look at a preconceived notion of the "Internet" or computer networking - from 1969.

Technology Demo of a Device Leading to a Profound Change in Human-Environment Interaction

This demonstration of a wearable device with a projector that will pave the way for augmented cognition and a step-change in the interaction with our environment. This is similar to the interfaces displayed in the film "Minority Report" - but goes beyond it. The demonstration was given at TED. The technology is from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry.

Wolfram Alpha is Coming -- and It Could be as Important as Google

For information on Stephen Wolfram's Wolfram Alpha see this excellent description by Nova Spivack. Nova Spivack is the Founder and CEO of and his Twitter profile can be found here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stephen Wolfram's Presentation of A New Kind of Science at MIT

Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica. He also may just have revolutionized Internet search. His official website can be found here. Wolfram Alpha is the new search technology which will be released in May 2009. You can find more information on it here. The following video is a lecture / presentation he gave at MIT in 2003 on his A New Kind of Science (NKS). If you haven't seen this, it is excellent. It is about simple rule automata, but expanding automata to... well - I'll let him explain it.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A conversation with Marissa Mayer, V.P. of Search Product and User Experience, Google

Short Piece in the New York Times by Evan Williams

In this short piece, the founder of Blogger and Twitter tells New York Times readers his background.

A conversation with Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google

A conversation with Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

About Bill Romanos

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Microsoft's 2019 Vision / Data Visualization

<a href=";playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:a517b260-bb6b-48b9-87ac-8e2743a28ec5&amp;showPlaylist=true&amp;from=shared" target="_new" title="Future Vision Montage">Video: Future Vision Montage</a>