Harry Schultz in Blog on July 27, 2010
Earlier this year, Alex Handy wrote an intriguing article on exploring the future of data analysis, which In this article Handy compared and contrasted two approaches to understanding the ever-increasing stream of data. One approach depends upon building “exoskeletal systems”, which enhance human comprehension. Hardy draws connections to this solution and “Iron Man”. The other approach would depend chiefly on autonomous robots or automated systems. This alternative, Hardy suggests, is more like “R2D2” from Star Wars. Ultimately, Handy concludes that [...]
Harry Schultz in Blog on July 16, 2010
Next week, July 19-23, hundreds of developers, designers, hackers and geeks will gather in Portland, Oregon, for the 12th Annual Open Source Conference (OSCON). According to the Open Source Initiative (www.opensource.org) “The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in”.
“For those who have not been to OSCON, it’s a great technical conference covering the whole spectrum of open source, including Linux, MySQL, the LAMP stack, Perl, Python, [...]